Rider Vs Paddler

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by Freddibetts, Sep 15, 2020.

Whose The Kook

  1. Rider

    2 vote(s)
    5.1%
  2. Paddler

    14 vote(s)
    35.9%
  3. They are both assholes

    12 vote(s)
    30.8%
  4. Nobody is at fault- surfing is a dangerous sport

    11 vote(s)
    28.2%
  1. Freddibetts

    Freddibetts Well-Known Member

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    Rider takes a wave in from the corner jetty to the middle inside of the beach -gets taken out by white water and knocked from the board.

    Paddler paddles from the middle inside and gets hit by the board

    Paddlers ribs get broken

    Rider apologizes and asks how Paddlers doing - gets ignored and Paddler goes back to the beach.

    Post surf (60 minutes later) paddler verbally berates rider while leaving the beach and asks for contact info (gets ignored for being an asshole but snaps a pic of rider)

    Paddler goes to doctor and gets assessed for broken rib and then posts a social media attack against rider (with a well known local surf school). Rider reaches out to apologize and pay for the medical bill while enduring additional verbal attacks

    24 years in the water and i never heard of this shit before

    in my mind the paddler is the kook and i would tell them to fuck off social media attack or not
    (atleast thats how i envision it)

    What say you ?
     
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  2. SeniorGrom

    SeniorGrom Well-Known Member

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    Paddler needs to learn where to paddle out, then post selfies continuously on instagram.
     
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  3. SMUKES

    SMUKES Well-Known Member

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    Rider and paddler agree surfing has some risk and nobody put a gun to their head and made em surf.
     
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  4. Heavywetsuit

    Heavywetsuit Member

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    Rider is at fault for losing an 11’+ glider, if you’re unable to hold onto 11 feet of surfing board you shouldn’t be riding that board with it without a leash. As for the surfer, he or she is always at risk once entering the ocean just becuase you pay someone $200-300 A surf lesson doesn’t ensure the fact that you will be safe in an extremely dangerous environment hence the term extreme sports. Pay to play Snitches get stitches & we all hate bitchs. Peace & love. Shred the gnar.
     
  5. Spritzer

    Spritzer Well-Known Member

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    Is this a somewhat accurate representation of scenario?
     

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  6. SdSurferguy

    SdSurferguy Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like the paddler is at fault for having such weak rib bones.
     
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  7. SDBoardHoarder

    SDBoardHoarder Well-Known Member

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    Case solved.
     
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  8. Ricksurfin

    Ricksurfin Well-Known Member

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    Surf at your own risk, and handle things on the beach.
     
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  9. Freddibetts

    Freddibetts Well-Known Member

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    pretty close
     
  10. Freddibetts

    Freddibetts Well-Known Member

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    Im genuinely curious if the saltwater and testosterone has warped my brain into a alternate reality mindset where i can no longer tell good from bad.

    Or could be that warped millennial thinking with participation trophys ?

    The way the paddler and surf school friends made things out was that the rider is the totally wrong party.
     

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