grigorib wrote: ↑
Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:11 pm
longwhitecloud wrote: ↑
Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:29 am
...there is good reason why you won't be able to find the footage - there is only so much yummy food to go around and sharing it online is out of the question.
Not about you longwhitecloud, but this just flashed how it sounds exactly as surfing culture is referred to - selfish and pricky. “GTFO my swamp” culture. It’s like eating birthday cake alone to brag about how you ate a birthday cake alone.
It's reality, you film at some of these spots and pimp it online, you cant expect to feel comfortable returning.
I wasnt alone and it is a shared consensus amongst the other riders.. it explains why you don't see the worlds best kite surfing waves on youtube. It is "respect the locals".
Surfed my whole life, kited for 20, seen it all. I would say surf culture isn't quite how it is perceived though, have seen so many upset riders get into situations because they simply don't have the ability to keep others around them safe and they take this home as "gtfo" of my swamp thing and end up hating on surf culture. It is nowhere near as bad as perceived by so many.
Imo you can surf with a foil, and with kite.
People I know say foiling isn't surfing because you are disconnected from the wave surface. I understand why they are saying.. all depends on your definition I guess. I think wing foiling will grow due to the freedom in fat empty waves and not kite to fall out of sky... expense will see non sponsored middle agers the prime candidates.
The pic in surfer mag of laird in 1998 was the first image of kiting I ever saw, clearly influenced me.