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Re: surfers no different than kayakers

Murray, Though I agree with your technical comments (see my other response below) I flat out disagree with your assertion that surfers are no different than kayakers.

Have you ever been threatened by a kayaker? Has a kayaker ever damaged your car because he didn't want you using a certain put in? Maybe you run with a rougher crowd of kayakers, but I'm happy to say I've never met a nasty kayaker. As a group, I've found kayakers to be exceptionally nice people. The sport just seems to attract good folks and I'm happy to have their company even if some of my favorite spots have grown a bit crowded. Let me know if you ever see any kayakers come to blows over the "skeg vs rudder" argument and I'll sit them down for a talk.