Sunday, December 14, 2008

The 10 Commandments of Oregon Surfing


Having just crossed the threshold of 100,000 visits on Sissyfish -- and having been busted for kooking-out almost as many times -- I thought it might be good time to compile a list of the top 10 rules that everyone who picks up a soft top and rental suit should know before paddling out in Oregon. I'll start, and you guys can add to the list. Hopefully by the end we'll have something definitive, sacred, and infallible that we can chisel into a couple redwood blanks and hold over our heads at the crest of Cape Neahkahnie.

1. THOU SHALT NOT NAME, PHOTOGRAPH, (OR WRITE POETRY ABOUT) SURF BREAKS.

2. THOU SHALT NOT PARK IN THAT LOT.

3. THOU SHALT NOT PADDLE OUT WITH MORE THAN ONE PERSON.

4. THOU SHALT NOT HAVE A COLORED WETSUIT OR BOARD.

5. THOU SHALT NOT DISRESPECT THY LOCALS OR THY OLD CRUSTIES.

6. THOU SHALT NOT OVERESTIMATE THY ABILITY.

The rest is up to you... GO!

29 comments:

Patch said...

Thou shall not covet thy neighbors deer. Just kiddin'. How about thou shall pick up trash after a surf.

pushingtide said...

Nice pic!

Anonymous said...

Thou shall NOT surf the point, nor shall ye look in its direction

Anonymous said...

Thou shall not worry too much about the overbearing "Don'ts" of Oregon surfing and shall instead be stoked and feel how lucky we are to slide on waves.

-Tukhis

Wet and Cold said...

thou shall not bear false witness. ie, "the surf is epic in oregon, come on!"

R.T. said...
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R.T. said...

I shall put Oregon plates on thy Cali registered car when I road trip through Oregon in search of waves.

retro shaper said...

"Old Crusties", yeah...
But the colored boards, I think we are past that, at least I hope so. Everything I am shaping is colored but then again, I am a local Crustie...

slim said...

Best drawing to date. Well done.

Anonymous said...

thou shall not talk louder than everyone in the parking lot nor put wax on your soft top (i've actually seen it happen).

Nash said...

Thou shall not drop in on thy bros peak.

Chum said...

These are awesome. I like thou shalt not covet thy neighbors BEER better than deer... And thou shalt not have non-Oregon license plates. Nash, I wouldn't get any waves if I followed yours!

I'm off to the UK right now for the holidays. I'll check in soon!

brian said...
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brian said...

And you've managed to kook it again. Namer. Give it up.

-Anders

LEISURE TIME said...

Thou SHALL groweth thy beard outward so that it lookith like your face is a mass of hair cloaked in a rubber cap in order to intimidate they salty neighbors.

Anonymous said...

thou shall not catch a wave, ever. if u want to do that you'll have to go to hawaii

Anonymous said...

thou shall get over thy self---it's just surfin' and just fun

J said...

thou shall not run a blog which hints or makes clear that oregon does have surf.

to prevent any further justification of surf in Oregon thou shall not respond to a thou shall not list. damn!

koook!

"thou shall not paddle out with more than one person." screw that! learn how to take turns, kooks!

Deepism said...

The tablet in Moses' left hand is shaped like a Steve Steadman deck. Prophetic...

leisuretime said...

those are actually wooden mini simmons squar tails in Mo's hands, "caspers" .please see Joe Baugess and or Richard Kenvin.

Deepism said...

Or they are alaia's with ill cuneiform scripts on them...

Lee said...

thou shalt not scare the locals by bringing fire or talking of the horseless carrages

Peter Hudson said...

thou shalt remain stoked and grateful for it!



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Beetlejuice said...

I was actually thinking of writing some poetry about my local surf spot!?

Anonymous said...

"thou shall share waves"
I like this one!

James said...

Hi sorry this is in wrong place but I am looking for a bit of help. I have just moved to the US from England and I am looking to move to OR. Any help would be grate you know stuff like good shops places to surf just about anything really,Thanks James

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