Swami's Crowd and Culture
Swami's is a very diverse break and open to many different kinds of surfers
and styles of surfing. In all the years I've been surfing Swami's, I can
only recall a few times when there was any kind of anger out in the water
where surfers were becoming hostel with one another. On each one of these
occasions, it was after an extremely long period with no surf and everyone
was starving for just one wave. All us surfers know the rules of the water
and not to snake someone, no matter what the situation.
Surfers sharing a set wave
Depending on the surf, size and conditions, the attitude
of the water can change significantly, when the surf is big enough to be
threatening, I find that usually the attitude in the water is serious and
much more conservative. on the days where it's 6 feet and under, it tends to
be fun, whenever I am out in the water and I see someone catch an awesome
wave, I almost always hoot and holler to share in the excitement. I find
that just the little things can really improve the mood in the water. I love
surfing with a group of friends and even if I don't know a single person in
the water, a couple hoots can make everyone in the water a friend!
Some locals making music
After a good surf session, I usually will hang out in the
parking lot and just relax and enjoy the sun and memories that I have just
acquired. There is always a friend to be made in the Swami's parking lot,
whether it's talking about a certain wave, day or swell at Swami's, it seems
that every person that surfs Swami's is open to meeting some new people and
talking about past experiences. I actually have made some friends that I
only see and talk to in that parking lot. It's not your average friendship
but it's awesome to have that brotherhood at a surf spot and Swami's is able
to give you a home for this.
Seems like surfers always
want to talk about their wave of the day!
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