Ok, best waves I have seen in 2 years-no rips, maybe 2 meters, and guess what:
Too dangerous!!!! Lifeguard nazis only allow people in ankle-deep water! Such a waste for body surfers or body boarders!
Just another "fun day" at the beach!
Swimming was banned all day but surfing and body boarding was allowed before 9AM. The waves were all time, perfect swell window. Im still on cloud 9. Being from San Diego I am starving for a decent wave in this city. I got my fill, pretty much had my pick of every set. I guess I shouldn't be surprised that Koreans can't surf when the waves are good.
True, the lifeguards are way too much in Busan, but its because Koreans dont have a clue about the ocean let alone swimming. For some reason they love to sit on those inner tubes. Its funny to watch them get sucked over the falls, colliding with each other, nearly breaking there necks or backs as they get slammed into a couple feet of water. Very dangerous if you ask me, inner tubes are banned on most beaches Ive been to.
But, it seems to me their needs to be some middle ground. Why shut down the entire beach to surfers and body boarders? SongJeong beach was closed Monday, no surfing or swimming all day. I still dont know why, being I surfed their the day before when it was twice as big.
As far as Haeundae, those waves were pumping all day without a soul in the water. Its truely depressing that surfers have no voice here.
Yeah, I think the most frustrating thing about the surfing ban is the arbitrary enforcement and just the unreasonable and unflexible enforcers. We surfed good mipo on sunday and even gwangali was looking fun. With the growing popularity (take a look at the out of control "surf zone" at songjeong) maybe we can come up with a solution or compromise. Why not do what most ca beaches do and blackball the beaches. No hard boards or anything over 4'11 when the beach is packed and take the blackball flag down when its safe to surf (usually dawn-10am and 5-sunset).
Anyone want to march to city hall? Oh and where are you other commenters from?
Maybe we would have more of a voice if we learned to speak Korean?
I don't think griping in English on koreabridge.net is going to accomplish much.
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