“Local surfers have a well-earned reputation for intimidating and belittling newcomers."
In case y’weren’t au fait with the scene at Fort Point, a novelty wave beneath San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, it has a cadre of locals former Surfer editor Steve Hawk describes simply as “dicks.”
This from a piece a few years back on Bloomberg,
“Local surfers have a well-earned reputation for intimidating and belittling newcomers. In a short documentary on the surf break, one local reports seeing hundreds of violent incidents in the water in his 30 years of surfing there, including broken boards and fins, beatings, and attempted drownings.… In 2003, three surfers at Fort assaulted a Berkeley resident during a spring afternoon session. They held him underwater, broke his nose, and left a gash in his eye that required eight stitches. None of them received jail time.”
Whatevs, ain’t in no hurry to surf a junky dirty water left.
Yesterday, one foil-boarder, using the tow-in method where a boat propels ’em into the waves, failed to get the memo, as they say in the classics.
After the leashless foil is washed onto the shoreline, it is attacked by an angry local who jerks a rock above his head multiple times to slay the damn thing.