Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Hipsters act like jerks in the water, too

From the Daily News:

After fairing a mediocre summer of surf, Rockaway locals are now combating a wave of hipsters who are stealing their rides during hurricane season — the peak period for rideable swells.

“It’s ridiculous,” said Rockaway long-boarder Richard Livsey, 42. “The hipsters go out there and take waves from people who can actually surf. If they did that in Puerto Rico or Hawaii they would get beaten up.”

Hurricane season, which officially begins June 1 and ends Nov. 30, is considered the best time to shred at Beach 90th St.

But not this year.

“I’ve never seen it like this,” said Livsey, who has lived on Beach 98th St. for nearly a decade. “If they came here and respected the culture it would be one thing, but they disregard the No. 1 rule in surfing: They drop in on you.”

Surfers describe riders who hop on waves they’re already on as “dropping in.”

While thankful for the economic boost that newbies have brought to the area, locals say clueless hipsters don’t know this basic tenant of the sport.


Anonymous said...

Wait until one of those notorious Rockaway rip tides
drags him under.

I hope he's got some good quick recovery skills.

Anonymous said...

Next thing coming, surf lanes.

Anonymous said...

That seems to be the hipster philosophy; spend your life doing things that you should rightfully be beaten to the ground for.

Anonymous said...

What economic boost? Ya mean for the slave drivers who own Rockaway Taco and other food joints at the City owned Parks dept. concessions on the boardwalk? Rockaway Taco doesn't pay minimum wage. doubt the other places even pay on the books. If someone gets injured working at one of those places, which is a reality when you work on slimy, wet concrete floor, they will get fired and no worker's compensation or unemployment insurance. Forget about paying into Social Security.
It's only an economic boost for owners who are the anti union crowd aka registered Independents. If you enjoy eating w/ very large dogs roaming around, go right ahead.
What the hipsters are doing is driving up the rents and pushing out the locals.
They're kinda out of touch w/ reality as they have no idea places about places like Hammel Houses. guess they don't notice the gangbanger houses or maybe they're happy cos that's where they score their drugs to smoke.

Anonymous said...

Land don't want you hipsters.

Anonymous said...

But that's what hipsters are always used for...
to "improve" ghetto type nabes.

The city uses these pawns
as their social engineering bulldozers.

Once the rents are raised
and the "jungle people" leave...violla...
an "IMPROVED" nabe.

Poor a tizzy for too many years.

Anonymous said...

Like a human food chain. The hipsters get rid of the blacks and latinos, and the yuppies get rid of the hipsters.

Steven Spielberg said...

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water...