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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Why snowboarding is better than surfing

I went to Pacifica this morning to go surfing by myself (everyone else claimed that they had to go to "work"). The conditions weren't great, but I managed to entertain myself and get up a bunch of times on the white crumbly stuff. It's actually quite scary to go by yourself. One time I got my ass kicked by a wave and while I was tumbling around, not sure which way was up, I remembered that there was no lifeguard on the beach.

I realized while I was out there, that I like snowboarding a lot better. Here's why:
  • Chair lifts
    • None of this futile work trying to get past the waves, only to be pushed further back from where you started at every attempt you take

  • Snowboarding is warmer
    • Yes. You heard me right. Frickin' ocean in "Nor-Cal" is freezing, even with a wet suit. At least with snowboarding you can put on more layers.

  • You get to wear a tuque

  • You don't have the constant taste of salt in your mouth

  • You get to stand up for more than 5 seconds

  • There is food mid-slope

  • You don't have to wear a frickin' wet suit

  • It's possible to go to the washroom
    • You try getting out of a wet suit

  • You don't have to lug around a massive board
    • In fact, you can just skate with it

  • Your board doesn't try and knock you unconscious

  • Mother Nature doesn't continuously try to drown you

  • You don't have to plan your day around the tide and you can board all day long

  • You don't get sandy

  • People don't say hella
    • As in, "dude, that wave was hella good"

  • It's an Olympic sport
    • 2010 baby!

  • You don't get showed up by 12 year olds
    • You get showed up by 5 year olds

With all that, I still think surfing is fun, just that I'd enjoy it more if the surf was good and I was in say... Hawaii, where the water temperature is actually above the freezing point. Oh, and if there was a volleyball court on the beach ;)


Sarah said...

Can't we all just get along?

Vince said...

Hahaha, I actually tried sandboarding in Australia :p

Though, I just sat on my ass down the dune, so it was more like tobogganing. This was before I had done snowboarding or surfing.

splodge1987 said...

I'm new to snowboarding, i Love it!!!! Surfing doesn't appeal to me but your points seem fair to me.

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