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Why are the Hawaii locals all a$$holes?« on: June 30 2006 00:06:00 »
So, I have surfed CA, FL, SC even HI once. My question is: Why is there so much attitude coming from the locals in Hawaii. Man reading the posts here they may as well be putting up a "LOCALS ONLY< KEEP OUT" sign on every beach. I have seen a ton of people asking for advice on where to surf in Hawaii and the response usually is "go somewhere else".
Personally, I am taking my board and $$$$ and gonna spend it in Costa Rica and Fiji....screw Hawaii and the locals who forget that tourism is their biggest money maker, not pineapples. THen I don't have to worry about somebody telling me to take my haole butt back to the mainland.
The Hotels are cheaper, food is cheaper, surf is just as good, and the people are WAY MORE friendly.
RE: Why are the Hawaii locals all a$$holes?« Reply #1 on: July 03 2006 08:07:00 »
They're not . You sound like you have never even been to Hawai'i, so what do you know? Trust me, you get what you give here. If you are respectful and know how to act, you will never get hassled. If you act like king of the break, then you will get a beat down, just like anywhere in the world. Go ahead and bag on Hawai'i, Costa Rica has good waves and Fiji is supposed to be great, never been so I don't know. Sometime in the future you may find out for yourself how friendly the Hawaiians can be. Then you can post on here how you were treated, OK?
RE: Why are the Hawaii locals all a$$holes?« Reply #2 on: July 03 2006 08:07:00 »
Eh brah, just reread your post and noticed you said you surfed Hawai'i before. Where did you surf? Makaha and Velzyland? Those are the hot local only spots, other than a secret spot which I'm not supposed to mention but you can see coming down the hill from town into Haliewa, so how secret is that?
Most of the posts on this board are not GO AWAY, but are "welcome and have a good time,just don't be an asshaole".
Enough time on this forum, I'm gonna check out my own secret spot, just me and 40 of my "closest friends" at this break.
RE: Why are the Hawaii locals all a$$holes?« Reply #3 on: July 04 2006 12:07:00 »
Sounds like you don’t have surfing etiquette or may not even know how to surf? Dropping in? Going straight? No attempt to move out of the way? Somehow always in the way of someone’s ride? There are beginner spots were this kind of behavior is accepted. Or maybe you come here stereo typing people of Hawaii like how they do in the movies? You got the treatment you were asking for!
RE: Why are the Hawaii locals all a$$holes?« Reply #4 on: July 04 2006 22:07:00 »
only a few town spots are like that. You give respect, you gain respect. You wait until they get their waves, because they are THEIR waves.
RE: Why are the Hawaii locals all a$$holes?« Reply #5 on: August 17 2006 02:08:00 »
What an ass this guy is. If your knowledge of Hawaiian culture and your inbred ancesters destruction of it only registers as a dlooar sign. I hope sharks eat you
RE: Why are the Hawaii locals all a$$holes?« Reply #6 on: August 25 2006 17:08:00 »
HAWAII IS HEAVY AND SO ARE THE LOCALS. DONT MAKE EYE CONTACT. JUST KEEP YOUR CHIN DOWN AND PADDLE. yeah its aggro if you surf pipe. there are so many spots on the north shore that get insane and uncrowded. you just got to go look
RE: Why are the Hawaii locals all a$$holes?« Reply #7 on: August 25 2006 19:08:00 »
Jan will be my first visit and from the research ive done: ((correct me if im wrong))
-In summer surfs on the south shore, so its crowded.
-In the winter whole island gets swells, people spread out
- lESScrowded on the weekdays
-Locals wont give you shit if your respectful
-piss a local off is by paddling past your ability. if your a vet at anything, dealling with beginners is ANNOYING
- save non surfing fun for the weekends,surf on weekdays
- start leeward at the popular spots
-then find less popular spots wai'anae? (barbers..tracks??) smaller breaks (chuns) on the north shore ?? help
- Conditions permitting. good judgement .dont get in over my head
locals?? be humble and respectful, and hope they dont bug me?
RE: Why are the Hawaii locals all a$$holes?« Reply #8 on: August 28 2006 06:08:00 »
You generally have the right info. One break for you is that the crowds will be less in January. There will still be crowds but it's not as bad as prior to Christmas. You really shouldn't have any trouble getting waves, just remember to not surf over your ability and don't drop in on people. Especially me. While you can catch waves over on the east side, it's a long paddle out to most breaks and it's typically not half as good as the North shore. Wind directrion will mess with it. Hit Sunset, OTW Chuns, Lanis, etc. Do not try Pipeline unless you are really good and then hit it early in the day. Also, stay away from V'land and ... well, the rest you can find out for yourself.
RE: Why are the Hawaii locals all a$$holes?« Reply #9 on: August 29 2006 12:08:00 »
I just got back from hawaii and Ill tell you the locals were extremely friendly and welcoming. Had several converasations with local on the water. They told me about a big swell that was expected in the next couple days and where the best spot to catch it was. Surfed both in Maui and Kauai. I cant wait to go back.