Topic: Disrespect of SUP surfing etiquette
Super fun surfing these days in Maui.
After a first couple of fantastic regular surfing sessions I had to switch to standup (much easier on my back). Still heaps of fun, but one thing has been bugging me though. About 80% of the pack of standup surfers (that now outnumber the regular ones in some breaks) is absolutely unrespectful of the etiquette and hog the waves leaving little chance to regular surfers to have their share of fun.
I thought about having made custom lycra shirts to wear when to go SUP surfing. On the back:
"Regular surfers can drop in on me (as long as it's safe)"
On the front:
"I'm not going to take advantage of my unfair advantage in catching waves"
or, if that is too long:
"Unfair advantages bug me".
That would give a strong message to the other standup surfers, don't you think?
Please post a comment here or on my blog http://mauisurfreport.blogspot.com/2008 … rd_16.html if you have ideas for other sentences or if you want to join the initiative and share the cost of it.