The 20 Best Excuses Used To Get Out Of Surfing Big Waves

17 Aug 2017 13 Share

Ben Macartney

Chief Surf Forecaster

Photo by Mark Onorati

Photo by Mark Onorati

COASTALWATCH | LISTS

20 best excuses not to paddle out on big days

When the word gets around the office that there’s a big swell inbound, there’s always plenty of discussion surrounding where and when might be holding and where could be straight up pumping.

This usually brings to light several, excellent surfing options – none of which are discussed in this article.

The fact is, in the cold light of a serious forecast, the realities of a desk-bound existence start to hit home - and as sure as night turns to day, out come the excuses for not surfing when it's big. Here are twenty of the best. If you've got a cracker from a mate, add it below.

SEE ALSO: The East Coast Swell Alert & The National Weekend Surf Forecast

1. My knee/ ankle/ shoulder/ ear infection is really bad at the moment.

2. I’m just gonna wait for the tide.

3. I told my dad I was gonna clean out the garage.

4. My big wave board is at my mates house in Wagga Wagga.

5. Gotta look after my kids.

6. It’s too crowded for me.

7. See you out there in 15.

8. I’m just going to the toilet, see ya out there.

9. I waiting until it peaks this arvo.

10. I left my wettie at my mate’s place and he's away.

11. I’ve only got a 4ft comp leash.

12. I just have to find my rear quad fins. They’re here somewhere.

13. My big-wave board is too big to duckdive.

14. I'm not fit enough at the moment.

15. I can’t find my floatation vest.

16. Love to go but can’t afford petrol until payday.

17. I’ve got the worst case of gastro you’ve ever seen. Have to stay close to the loo.

18. Love to paddle out, but I’m going to film you with my Ehang Ghost Drone/super long lens from the beach instead.

19. I have to fix a ding on my big-wave board from the last swell.

20. I don't go out unless it's at least double overhead, so daddy can spend some quality time in the green room.

Tags: (create Alert from these tags)

blog comments powered by Disqus
Features
Sean Doherty: Balinese White Magic

Sean Doherty: Balinese White Magic

Steph Gilmore and Kanoa Igarashi take the Corona Bali Protected

25 May 2019
Is Slater Back to His Slater Best?! Julian Wilson Has an Excellent New Web Series, and Mason Ho Fights Rocks

Is Slater Back to His Slater Best?! Julian Wilson Has an Excellent New Web Series, and Mason Ho Fights Rocks

This Week In Surfing: Ten Things From Surfing & the Internet on the Week That Was May 24, 2019

1 24 May 2019
Recent

While We Wait For Waves In Bali Lets Watch This Awesome Clip From Dbah

Slater, Mortensen, Smith, Ibelli, Nichols, Callinan, Coffin, Crews, Daru, Freestone, Wright, Vasicek

23 May 2019
The Youngest Rip Curl GromSearch Winner Ever Crowned In Costa Rica

The Youngest Rip Curl GromSearch Winner Ever Crowned In Costa Rica

20 May 2019
VIP Passes to Margaret River Pro Announced

VIP Passes to Margaret River Pro Announced

17 May 2019
LIVE WEB CAST: Red Bull Cape Fear - Shipstern Bluff

LIVE WEB CAST: Red Bull Cape Fear - Shipstern Bluff

13 May 2019
Green Light: Red Bull Cape Fear Will Run on Monday at Shipstern Bluff

Green Light: Red Bull Cape Fear Will Run on Monday at Shipstern Bluff

3 9 May 2019
Latest News

While We Wait For Waves In Bali Lets Watch This Awesome Clip From Dbah

Slater, Mortensen, Smith, Ibelli, Nichols, Callinan, Coffin, Crews, Daru, Freestone, Wright, Vasicek

VIP Passes to Margaret River Pro Announced

Joe Blow at the Pro is back!

Popular This Week

Soli Bailey Emerges From A Virtually Unmakeable Barrel On The North Coast Of NSW

Sometimes when you scratch into one late you get rewarded like Sol does here.

Sean Doherty: Jalan Jalan

Corona Bali Protected Round of 16 saw a heap more big names get smoked outta there!

Is Slater Back to His Slater Best?! Julian Wilson Has an Excellent New Web Series, and Mason Ho Fights Rocks

This Week In Surfing: Ten Things From Surfing & the Internet on the Week That Was May 24, 2019

Weekend Surf Forecast 24 - 26 May 2019

There's a mixed bag of good and bad around the country this weekend.

Go to Top