Disheartening Pier Session

The surf session wasn’t disheartening in that the surf was bad.  (It was, but I knew that before I paddled out.)  What got me down was the fisherman on the pier throwing trash into the ocean (mostly plastic bags).  And then the other surfers just paddling around the garbage and pretending it wasn’t there.  I was the only one picking it out of the water and throwing it away.  And I don’t mean that in boastful, toot-my-horn way like “I was only one!” but in a flabbergasted, unbelievable way as in, “I was the only one?  Really?”  First off, Fishermen, WTF?  Second off, Fellow Surfers, same question.

Anyway, waves were chowder and what I did catch wasn’t worth much.  (But I still was able to go surfing, for which I am always thankful.)



  1. Tracey on 2 December 2009 at 5:15 pm

    Boo, shakes fist at people throwing trash.

    Sorry you had a bummer session. I had one of my own. Thankfully not due to garbage. Good on ya for tidying it up a bit.

    • Jeff on 4 December 2009 at 4:41 pm

      I second your fist shake. Fie on you, trash throwing douchebags.

  2. Dahlism on 4 December 2009 at 1:09 am

    WTF! That is such bullshit. Some should head to the pier and throw those fisherman over.

    • Jeff on 4 December 2009 at 4:44 pm

      It was definitely surreal to see it happen. So startling in fact, I didn’t really know how to react for a bit. And I still don’t know who angered me more, the trash thrower or the dopes who would pick it up.

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