plummet wrote:I say first in best dressed!!...
If you there first then take the break an use it. Anyone else that comes in does so knowing you are there first.
What if some guy had surfed the place for 30 years. Paid his dues. Slammed on the bottom, all those hours. Then he waits an hour for his wave.
Along comes some bloke on a kiteboard (a seasoned surfer would call that a kook) with none of that long earned water time, he grabs a kite and he's out there in the guy's surf break within a few years. You gonna takes that guy's wave because you have an enormous advantage Mr. Plummet? First in right? Is that what your saying?
Might pass in NZ, I don't know how things are there. WA is fairly open too. Try that in Hawaii, on the North shore of Oahu. Let me know how it goes. I am curious. I would say you better respect those that have been there long before you.
I think you missed my point.
Who ever is there first on the day should claim it ride it and take priority. The next bloke to turn up takes his turn, so forth and so on.
So if you are a kiter riding a section and a surfer paddles in. He then must accept the kiter is there he should not expect the kiter to move on and kite somewhere else because he the surfer has higher priority.
If the surfer or group of surfers are there first on the day then the same occurs. the kiter cannot expect the surfers to move on.....
To me that is the fairest way.
As far as kiters and windsurfers are concerned I can't see why they can't co exist on the same section.
PS This is not how it is locally. But its how it should be.
I personally leave the surfers to their small section and pick a different part of the beach that better suits me.