Its easy to see who the expert is and it isnt me (I am the one below).
broughy Apr 24, 2009 Rating: 1
O this bickering will just get worse when the reef is completed and the extra surf schools are going this year, add the fishermen that can now fish from the end of the pier also, gonna end in tears guys
Gazza42 Apr 25, 2009 Rating: 1
thought the link would work, but obviously not so just copy & paste it into your browser, if your not a member of facebook just follow the link to join for free, its easy & the only way you can join the group to show the council how you feel.
Gazza42 Apr 25, 2009 Rating: 1
Could`nt agree more Russ & I am glad you have brought the issue of car parking up as I have been in communication with the council for several weeks now on this very subject. I am currently trying to drum up support from everyone at Wessex surf club as well as all other users of our only beach front car park. I have recently started a facebook group campaign and would urge everyone who reads this to click on link below to join up to support this. I also need help going forward as I cannot do it alone, with things such as handing out flyers to the car park users, dealing with the press & T.V. etc. Together we can finally get the council to listen, doing things alone ain`t an option. So stand up & be counted guys/gals or just meekly slope away and get nothing done to help our passion for the waves. Up the revolution!! ;-) The car park issue is just the start, other concerns will be dealt with as well in good time if everyone helps?? Contact me directly via link below. Cheers Gaz Facebook group link: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=86853191196
russbooger Apr 24, 2009 Rating: 2
Right, sorry guys, soap box time!!! if the reef works all well and good, it will be clogged with home county types who can afford the ridiculously overpriced and overhyped 'surf pods' (hold on, concrete terraced boxes made over by a poncy designer). Think I'm joking? Look at the impact of second home ownership in Croyde - how many locals can actually afford to live there now? Same happening in Newquay now on the way to Fistral - nice pads with sea views clearly out of reach of most cornish locals. Meanwhile the bright spark at the council who decided that europe's much hyped only artificial surf reef will need only a handful of parking spaces will be laughing all the way to his gold plated pension. Call me cynical everyone, but I think that the council and the local economy gearing up to take advantage of the reef have placed far too much emphasis on how much money and business that the reef will create. Saying that, if its 4ft and offshore, I'll be the first one out!
russbooger Apr 23, 2009 Rating: 1
Anyway, clearly at this point, would it not be good to stop griping at each other, and gripe instead about the fact that this has been possibly the worst winter for surf in years? And when we had the last big day back in Jan that there were over 125 people in the line up at one time?
russbooger Apr 24, 2009 Rating: 0
cheers gazza, seee you in the water when we finally get some waves!
Waveski-Rider Apr 24, 2009 Rating: 0
125, thats a lot of people, must have been chaos. Not sure on the bad winter as I have not been out on the water for long so have no experience of previous years.
Gazza42 Apr 23, 2009 Rating: 1
Good point Russ, its been shite, and thats simply made the problem so much worse round here when we get a half decent day, still at least we may get some sun this year, gotta help the spirits/old brittle surf bones by topping up the vitamin D levels & tan a bit eh. I am sure we have chatted a few times by B`mth pier while I have been doing the dreaded goat boating!(yr secrets safe with me) You used to coach surfing right? and we were dealing with stroppy fishermen and there over extended lines the last time I saw ya, all part of the local scene together with no surf!! love me old home town tho despite this. Respect for your comments & catch ya when we all hopefully get some surf soon
Waveski-Rider Apr 22, 2009 Rating: 1
Russbooger â€“ â€œmy gripe with canoeists at the pier, is, with the exception of the odd guy, that they have zero surf etiquette.â€ Well I usually do my best and stay out of the way of any one else in the water, I am usually sat a little further out meaning I am out of the way of any surfers who have caught a decent wave. Its just a shame a lot of the surfers think the waves are purely for them and donâ€™t use surf etiquette when it concerns some one on a Waveski or in a Kayak. Jamie Snook â€“ â€œSecondly, Its really not a great photo, and due to the quantity of rubbish photos on the Bournemouth pages (many much worse than this), I felt the need to step in with such a comment to try and deter any.â€ Shame, I thought it was rather a good photo considering it was a day when no one else was in the water, it highlights you can have fun on relatively flat days. RE â€“ â€œquantity of rubbishâ€ thatâ€™s a good point, I am looking to upgrade my digital camera so I can get better shots of surfers and who ever else is out on the water surfing waves so hopefully the quality of photoâ€™s will improve.
SurfOnYourBum May 22, 2009 Rating: 0
What utter bollocks RussBooger about boats not having the speed so are ok to drop in on! A crappy river boat that someone has taken out in the surf may not but a surf boat definitely does have the speed! http://picasaweb.google.com/StoneWeasel/BritishOpen2008#5265216614795603298
russbooger Apr 23, 2009 Rating: 1
fair point about poor surf etiquette at the pier - I've been a pier local for 20 years, and in the last two years its so bad its now dangerous even paddling out. I don't drop in on anyone if they ride a surfboard, bodyboard or ski. Ask anyone of the locals and they will confirm this. But with regard to canoes (not waveskis) if its a steep section and its safe to do so, I will drop in, purely because the shape of a canoe means it does not have the hydrodynamic ability to hold into a steep or hollow wave like a surfboard, bodyboard or ski.
russbooger Apr 22, 2009 Rating: 1
my gripe with canoeists at the pier, is, with the exception of the odd guy, that they have zero surf etiquette. Goatboats (sorry, waveskis) tend to be better because these guys have probably spent most of their water hours in the surf, where most of the canoeists we get at the pier have probably spent most of their water hours in a stream. Nuff said? a gay tray rider (sorry, bodyboarder)
Gazza42 Apr 25, 2009 Rating: 0
Luke, there`s a time & place for everything & I can easily do both, if you don`t agree with my points no problem just ignore them, but I don`t agree with you that serious issues can`t be raised on here as well as humourous ones, will smile for your next photo of me in the water, ;-)
Luke Gartside Apr 24, 2009 Rating: -1
I do not believe you gazza, you seem to have no sense of humour at all and see this website as some sort of serious discussion board, chill yo, go ride some waves and stop writing us bloody essay, ps i love everyone doing somthing worth shooting in the waves cuz im a photographer aha.
Gazza42 Apr 22, 2009 Rating: 1
russbooger, the point you make is very valid and I agree with you entirely(unlike your other comment on next photo) As far as surf etiquette goes I agree it is very frustrating when people don`t know it & that goes for all sorts of riders. For me I continuelly find it annoying when if I am on my waveski surf etiquette is often ignored simply because I am on a waveski, however if I grab my surfboard & swap over in the same session all is ok & the etiquette to me is restored. Come on, how wrong is that, and my point is all these unnacceptable comments do nothing but feed this bad attitude amongst different craft users. A little respect goes a long way, that of course works both ways. As for nick names and mickey taking I am all for that when used in a friendly fun context, as I am the biggest piss taker there is believe me.
Gazza42 Apr 22, 2009 Rating: -1
Children, children, they happen to be good friends of mine who also know how to have fun. Try showing some respect will ya. Surfing takes many forms & not just the small minded view that you little boys clearly have, and I should know as I also use a waveski, kayak, surfboard, surf mat, wake board, ski`s, but with your opinions you will never likely know how to have real fun cause your heads are so stuck up yr surfboard only a@ses that you will probably never get that idea! Look forward to seeing you on the water very soon with your miserable constipated no fun stressed about how you look on yr board little boy faces ;-)
Sneakybadger Sep 20, 2009 Rating: 0
It is a bit boring i'm afraid, sorry, just my opinion!
Gazza42 Apr 22, 2009 Rating: -1
Jamie, I take your point about funny nick names etc. and accept your form of apology. I am also fully aware of the term `goat boat` and use it myself some times where appropriate. However most of the comments over these recent photos are not meant in a friendly fun way they are meant to offend and intimidate, which is totally unacceptable. As for me being angry, I am far to mature & decent a person to get angry over such childish comments, more a case of standing up for respecting other water users. As for photo`s being boring, that`s simply your opinion of which clearly the poster & I do not agree, so who are you to say there boring? and why make such a comment about someones elses pleasure, pointless surely? As it serves no real purpose apart from offending for no good reason.
Jamie Snook Apr 22, 2009 Rating: 0
Gazza; the term 'goat boats' is a nickname given to kayak/canoe based water craft and 'goat boaters' to those that sit in/on them, just like bodyboarders get nicknamed; spongers, gays on trays, etc. My comment was just rephrasing this term for amusing comic effect, clearly you're the one getting angry. Secondly, Its really not a great photo, and due to the quantity of rubbish photos on the Bournemouth pages (many much worse than this), I felt the need to step in with such a comment to try and deter any further boring shots.
Geordie Apr 21, 2009 Rating: -2
I did not think that this was a ornithological website........ All I can see here is a couple of Blue_Tits
jonnieboy Apr 21, 2009 Rating: -1
Jamie Snook Apr 21, 2009 Rating: -2
Goats in Boats.. yet more boring/irrelevant pictures on the Bournemouth report!