A lot of dropping in going on over the last few swells and not too many willing to say anything about it and/or a lot claiming to not even realise theyre doing it.
Dropping in, or taking off on a wave that someone is already riding or paddling into is a cardinal sin in surfing.A wave setup such as Snappers can often lead to the pack pushing eachother deeper and deeper to the point where waves are even wasted as the guy on the inside actually has no hope of making it.
A bit of courtesy and common sense does not go astray and often the "taking turns" method works quite well as it does at a crowded skatepark. People already riding the wave need to give a shout out to the guy paddling on the shoulder to let them know they are all good for the wave and likewise if you dont think you're going to make it then perhaps call someone else into the wave.
Common sense and honesty. Are you really going to make that wave???,,, Are you being a piggy?..
and maybe that naieve guy/girl doesnt actually know they are in the wrong and needs some friendly advice.
We are a nice bunch of folk here in Nelson
and through communication we can all get along at the dinner table.
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