PERHAPS it was because I had just watched the finale of “Game of Thrones” that I got so excited when I got a comment from a James Lannister on my last posting. I wrote about how I can’t write about sessions and spots and forecasting techniques, or about decent waves or awesome sessions. Though I didn’t mention that there is a sort of code about revealing too much about surf on the Strait of Juan de Fuca; I have, over time, become more and more aware that there is one. Maybe.
WAIT; just like the fictional character, Jaime Lannister; only, um, whoa/wow, real?
SO, rather than leave the comment in the commentary, which, evidently WordPress makes it difficult to actually submit, I decided to include it here; my comments on Mr. Lannister’s comments in parentheses. HERE:
Blogs and Instagrams which withhold a classic surf shot in hopes of not breaking the code and maintaining status amongst (note how it’s the more British-ee ‘amongst’ rather than the more mundane ‘among’) certain media darlings (maybe this is because I’ve started referring to Adam Wipeout James as a media darling- which he is) and the local(s) that live in the woods but post content clearly implying epic surf and epic surf of daring adventures (I think he meant ‘and’ daring adventures) out of state or country is an interesting scenario. One could argue there is more allure in tales lacking photographic evidence than posting the damn photo itself, thus attracting more casual wave seekers. (then there’s a smiley face- I do wonder if there’s a ‘tongue in cheek’ emoji).
“So, you’re telling me, that, maybe, when the tide comes in; there might or might not be, waves? Tidal push, you say? Very well; it’s not as if I can call someone. I don’t even seem to have a ‘roaming’ option, and all the locals and the pretenders, not that I can tell one from the other; keep saying stuff like, “If you see waves; you had best surf said rollers,” or, “Winter’s coming;” shite like that. Oh, yes; board bags and Westphalians. Noted.
“When I inquire as to the availability of other, possibly better wave locations, and access to these rumored breaks; I keep hearing about ‘the code.’ The code?
“And, again, to be clear; you also seem to be quite critical of my custom wetsuit armor, designed for close quarters combat. It served me well at Rincon and Trestles… Sir Dude of the Clan of the tree-dwellers. But, no; I will not bend a knee to your house or your banner; ‘Lib-tech or die,’ indeed. Um, so; when is high tide, again?”
OH, I hope this doesn’t add to the allure of the wild Strait of Juan de Fuca area for more casual wave seekers. That might be a code violation. Thanks, James Lannister, for reading realsurfers.