Dear Flagler Beach Surfers,
It has come up in conversations lately how there are some folks among us who despise the web cam pointing at our waves.
Quite frankly I find it hilarious and feel that maybe you could project such strong feelings on ending poverty in our school system. Or at least pick up all the litter on the beach and dune walks. I am sure you do not utilize web cams for any other surf spots along the global coasts because then you would be a total hypocrite; however that is not unusual when it comes to ignorance.
Yes, maybe the web cam has spawned an intense wave of surfing dorks who have turned our beach scene into a Wilbur Kookmeyer illustratation. Or perhaps it has provided an open invitation to people who surf better and are monopolizing our home breaks.
The funny part is that I know surfers who check the web cam daily and have been surfng here for probably longer and better than most of the cranky people who harbor such anger at our technological advances. Maybe we should go back to calling in for surf reports and not use our cell phones while doing it.
I don’t want to sound crass or unsympathetic…I have surfed thirty deep on a right point break but that’s not here. Our bottom is sand and there is always a spot to surf down the way.
My advice is maybe to get up earlier and then figure out how to make money off our visitors, legally. I am sure you have a job and pay taxes and that is why you are so distressed but you really shouldn’t let this get to you. There are people starving in Africa…
Cheers and Happy Surfing!
PS. frowning in the sun gives you worse wrinkles