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Surly Locals?

Postby X-squid » Sat Aug 17, 2013 2:32 pm

I had heard the localism in Oregon could rival just about anywhere in the world in regards to the surliness of said locals. After a long hiatus I've been back in the water pretty regularly since May. So where (besides the infamous Seaside Point) is localism rife up here? I've hit most of the north coast spots and the vibe has always been pretty mellow. Not complaining- just curious on what everyone's take is.

Here's my random observations on surf culture, specifically localism:

http://outofstepnw.blogspot.com/2013/08 ... -only.html
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Re: Surly Locals?

Postby Spent » Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:52 am

i'm more worried about that japanese bloke that loves to drop in one everyone. nice lad, but always wants to share your wave with himself. chaka.
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Re: Surly Locals?

Postby Doc » Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:58 am

If you're willing to fight, localism isn't much of an issue...
Check out Point Break and how Johnny Utah and Bodhi handle the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

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Re: Surly Locals?

Postby smithgrind » Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:22 am

Surly season is coming up in a few months...plenty of opportunities for more research. I prefer to regulate from the valley.
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Re: Surly Locals?

Postby X-squid » Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:09 pm

Found a spot by chance yesterday that was all locals except me- only 5 guys in the line-up including myself. Didn't get a warm-fuzzy from anyone but there was no snakes or other BS.
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Re: Surly Locals?

Postby Spent » Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:30 pm

how do you know they were 'locals?'
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Re: Surly Locals?

Postby buoyhead » Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:28 pm

Spent wrote:how do you know they were 'locals?'

They were "Surly".
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Re: Surly Locals?

Postby X-squid » Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:31 am

I have no way to know for sure since none of them were carrying an "I'm a local sign," nor did I get a good look at their driver's licenses (they thought it was weird when I asked.) The fact that they all paddled out separately between 4 and 5 p.m. on a Friday and obviously knew each other was an indication though, especially considering all week this area was a mushy mess yet, as soon as it got decent these guys knew exactly where it was going to break. Like I said, it was pure luck I found it when I did.
Anyways it doesn’t really matter- I’m just making observations. I’m new to surfing in Oregon and only have S. California to compare to. It’s an interesting (and refreshing) surf culture up here. So far.
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Re: Surly Locals?

Postby Ding Delamerton » Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:05 am

Surf near northern boarders of OR and WA in the winter if you want surely, or simply pull up to any cove and scream " anyone check Indian?"
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Re: Surly Locals?

Postby buoyhead » Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:04 pm

Ding Delamerton wrote:Surf near northern boarders of OR and WA in the winter if you want surely, or simply pull up to any cove and scream " anyone check Indian?"
f. No, if you want the report on "Indian", you ask Larry M., self proclaimed "Ambassador of Indian Beach".
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Re: Surly Locals?

Postby Tex » Fri Sep 06, 2013 3:59 pm

Agree with Smithgrind....the colder/bigger/better it gets and the further north you go....localism becomes more prevelent. At least that has been my experience.
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Re: Surly Locals?

Postby bluesilver » Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:57 pm

I've even found the San Diego area to be less aggressive than the North Oregon Coast, any time of the year.
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Re: Surly Locals?

Postby X-squid » Tue Nov 18, 2014 1:07 pm

Yeah after having been after it for nearly 2 years up here, I haven't had one run-in at any spot (or even seen one for that matter,) and I get out once a week or so. Back in HB and points nearby scraps were nearly a daily thing. Don't miss that at all.
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Re: Surly Locals?

Postby bluesilver » Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:13 am

I almost ended up in a fight with some Kayakers at Arcadia once who didn't like a surfer at their Kayak spot.
Caught them waxing my truck in the parking lot and they ran fast and hard to their car and took off. I think 4 guys, one tiny little car with boats on top.
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Re: Surly Locals?

Postby X-squid » Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:20 am

bluesilver wrote:I almost ended up in a fight with some Kayakers at Arcadia once who didn't like a surfer at their Kayak spot.
Caught them waxing my truck in the parking lot and they ran fast and hard to their car and took off. I think 4 guys, one tiny little car with boats on top.



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