by anonymous surfer dude
Believe it or not- Surfrider – that world wide surfer organization- actually canceled Sunday’s Clean Water Paddle because they said the waves were too big! Unbelievable!
Boo fuckin’ hoo, the waves were to0 big? unbelievable! The waves were maybe 6 foot, with plenty of lull time to paddle through the whitewater. Any experienced surfer could have done it blindfolded.
My guess is that Surfrider has been co-opted by the “business types” who have taken over the organization in the last few years. The business-types are much better at raising money and gaining memberships, but have lost the grassroots surfers.
They didn’t want anyone to get hurt, this was a fun event, etc. Bunch of bullshit. They just didn’t want to get sued if some kook dinged their board or something. Very disappointing.
The waves were nothing special. Just larger thanthey have been through the summer. What a surprise.
I won’t be renewing my membership this year.