Quote:That's right. It's the "cool" image surfers propagate and perpetuate that leads to population explosions. It is and always has been the fashion faggotry and the stuck-up insularity. It's not Surftechs. STop wearing Quiksilver, Reef, BBong, Volcom and all that other s h i t, strip the stickers off your (f u c k i n g)SUV, and quit acting like you're such a cool guy and everyone else that doesn't surf is such a "kook"-- the mystique will disappear, along with the oh-so-horrendous crowds of wanna-be surfers. Simple as that. If other people can tell you're a surfer, if you're wearing any part of the current oh-so-fashionable uniform, if you're not a completely stealthy surfer you're part of the oh-so-terrible problem. Better yet, wear Lycra shorts and Zinka and aqua shoes everywhere. Or cut-off Dickies, muscle shirts, unfashionable shoes. Stop feeding the big gay monster that is the surfing fashion industry if you want surfing to go out of fashion.
With all due respect, I don't think that Surftech made surfing any more accessible. A shortage of surfboards has never kept people from surfing. If Surftech never existed, those who have purchased their boards would just have purchased a board from another company.
And if anyone want to blame someone for over-promoting surfing, blame CI, Quiksliver, Hurley, Billabong, and any other mainstream surf company. They're the ones that has made surfing "cool", not Surftech. Not like I'm in Surftech's jock or anything, but I just don't think they're the ones to blame for the exponential increase in surfers in the water.