||Volume 7: #3
From the editor:
DEEP columnist Nicole de Leon wrote an interesting perspective for this issue’s Ladies Room about crowded lineups, getting along, and less experienced surfers in the lineup, always a hot topic when it rises to the surface. There are more surfers now than ever before, with a dizzying amount of board shapes and designs to choose from. Couple that with a lot of inexperienced people in the water, a host of Internet forecasts, and cell phones going off and tempers are undoubtedly going to flare.
There’s no criteria out there dictating the level of experience required for each surf spot, so it’s up to each one of us to police ourselves by taking a look in the mirror and asking ourselves should I be paddling out? Unfortunately a lot of surfers who should answer that question with a “no” simply brush off the responsibility.
There are lots of surf spots out there, a lot of good point and reef breaks to choose from, but that’s not an invitation for the inexperienced to paddle out into the lineup. With that being said, summer has always been the season to learn how to surf, when getting your feet wet is the pun intended. Keep it fun and keep it real, and remember you’re not the only one in the lineup.