The following is a brief piece I wrote about a year and a half ago that I hoped would be published but never was. In thinking about it recently I came to realize just how fast technology is growing and how dated this article is in such a short period of time. To be honest I wish the surf was and always would be a place free of such distractions.
Do you need a break from your I-Phone, I-Pad or other hand held device? If so then you might want to hit the surf for several hours of text free fun.
It occurred to me during a recent session that the line-up is about the only place left where you don’t hear rind tones and people don’t clutch their devices in their sweaty palms as they stare into them with blood shot eyes as they read their e-mails or texts and check out facebook posts.
I am certain one day soon they will be there. Heck, the technology already is there to make it happen. Soon wet suits and board shorts will have pockets especially designed for them and surfboards will have sealed compartments for them on their decks.
Once the craze takes off the lineup will be filled with surfers who will be uploading must see video streams of their go pro of their latest ride then checking their facebook site for likes, tweets and then texting friends to tell them about it.
When we get to that point I am sure chaos will rule the lineup. Surfers will run into each other when they hear their ringtone and grab for their device. Tempers will flare, punches will be thrown and what once was a peaceful pastime will become a stressful endeavor.
I, for one, am hoping this scenario does not occur anytime soon and in the interim I will continue to enjoy my time in the cell free surf zone. Please come join me.
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