S.J.WYou're wrong. There's a difference between telling someone they're being dangerous and localism. Localism is telling someone they can't surf x break because they're not a local. People use to get their boards broke and tires slashed if they're not local.
This is what I'm getting at, or was trying too. Watching out for your own safety and that of your board isn't localism.
I should be able to tell somebody they're being a noob/dangerous or being a dick. Like if some noob is ditching his ten foot longboard and it's taking out other guys (it's happened to me before) somebody should tell him to hold onto that thing. I was hit in the back, but if that thing hit me in the head I could have gone unconscious or needed quite few stitches. Even in small waves, most boards being pushed along in whitewash carry a lot of momentum, especially larger boards beginners are often on.
I know the majority of NS doesn't surf, but think about it. You're in the water. If somebody hurts you badly you have a problem. Fins are very sharp... You'd get mad if some gaper just plowed you because they suck or something. But you're on the snow. If you get knocked unconscious by a loose longboard the few seconds it might take for anybody to even notice that could be your last. Or their loose board caused severe damage to your board or some other part of your body.
Imagine if somebody ran over the tails of your skis and that tore an edge out, or cut your skis to the core then water got in and made them soggy. You'd be mad. That's what happens when noobs in the water do stupid stuff.
Localism is somebody saying that others have no right to surf in a spot because the local somehow owns it or has exclusive rights to it. Doesn't matter if the surfer in question is pro or a noob. The local doesn't want them out there. There was that instagram photo of somebody waxing kelly slater's car or whatever they did a while ago.
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