Did this author seriously quote Jason Robo? I just want to make sure I didnt imagine that. If people made a habit of writing refutations to Robo's personal epithets, nothing would get accomplished in this town. There is simply not enough time in this life. Let some things slide.
Way to step up, jen. And thank you and Ensign Mosher for drawing a line in your level of envolvement. The authors complaints that information was intentionally with held by community sources goes that much Further to discrediting his work rather than degrading the names of the article's contributors.
Forget the trinidad crew. If spending too much for a grow house makes you a local after 5-10 years, then they can have it. Andy, fozzie (you know who you are) and the rest of those barneys are the most negative thing to happen to this coast in a long time. It's like trying to localize Rincon. Forget it. I was not born here no did I live my formitable years here. I will be claiming visiter no matter how much longer I choose to surf this area. You can only be local to one place, thats why they call them natives. A good portion of the crusty trinidad crew are a bunch of dudes who want something to be a part of, a crew to validate their self worth. A real surfer just IS.
I dont care how many dues someone THINKS they have paid or the entitlement that affords them, noone is above standard ettiquete. You dont have to be homies with everybody, you dont even have to talk to one another, but paddling around with a scowl and burning legitimate surfers (locals, students, or visiters) is garbage. I know places where that kind of thing gets your fins knocked out and teeth knocked in. This is a small town, smile every once in a while. I garentee you will see that person in the water again, and they probably wont forget you. Respect the rotation, hand off a few waves every now and again, especially if you are in position. Spread the stoke.
Let me clarify something for you. Claiming a crew or to be a surfer is akin to being good at anyhting else in this life. The ones who speak the loudest typically arnt. And the ones who are dont have to explain themselves to anyone.
To the writer of the article, I have something very simple to say: you blew it. Not only poorly written, you article was not informative at all. If an Arcata High student wrote a report from Wikipedia he/she would be flunked. I suggest the North Coast Journal do the same here.
This article is HIGHLY IRRESPONSABLE. Anyone who needs a newspaper article to find the beach doesnt need to be paddling out at the advent of the biggest winter in over 10 years. Im not concerned about crowds so much as people out there who shouldnt be and pose risks to themselves and other around them. This sets a dangerous precedent.
In Print This Week:
Apr 30, 2015
vol XXVI issue 18
Growing the Machine
The North Coast Journal Weekly
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