Thursday, December 24, 2009
Confessions Of A Kook
Like golf, surfing has it's fair share of purists (or snobs, bullies, and others that are so much better than everyone else).
There are golfers that believe you must have specific equipment and dress a certain way or you just don't fit in. Forget that - you don't belong on the driving range, much less the course. If your bag is a little progressive or you happen to have a skull on your shirt you clearly must be an undesirable. Clearly.
In surfing if you don't have the right board, the right racks to attach your board to your vehicle, the right form when you duck dive, or the right spot to wear booties then you're clearly a kook.
Guess what? I don't give a rat's rear if someone doesn't like my golf gear. There isn't even a thought in my head about whether my surf gear is appropriate either. You know what? I've got a "pop-out" board in my quiver. It's a blast to ride too. Deal with it. If owning it makes me a kook then so be it.
Who else is a kook? Come on, speak up!