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!