Never have i heard so much negativity and scene-destructive banter than in the 'sport' of surfing. Sometimes we can't choose where we live, so why waste so much energy in slating the scene. Sure, the south coast is not the greatest area for waves but it has better waves than Watford for example. Grow up for gods sake you bunch of fucking children and surf what you can get when you can get it. Quit throwing your toys out the pram!
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I spent many years surfing here with the likes of Haddock, Greg Watts and the infamous "Goon Platoon". If the vibe is the same as it was some 20 years ago then I suggest that all surfers try it out as if I remember correctly the surf didnt need to be great to have a wicked time down there.
Hot pipe is good friendly break and has an excellent vibe, unlike the localized wankers who surf at the marina. OK the wave is nowhere near as good, but at least you don't get hassled! It works best at mid tide, watch for fencing at the end of the pipe. Oh and its toasty warm in the winter. Water temp can reach 30 degrees! Sure it's south coast slop but if that's all you got... Check out sharkbait.co.uk for the forecast.
Jamie, call yourself a surfer. Not really got the spirit of the sport quite right have you. It's people like you that kill any vibe whether the waves are good or not. Piss off to South Africa if its so shit here.