how to deal with tribalism
Does anyone have news of how the locals went about getting this (Lennox Head) camera removed? It would be great to know for any future stupidly placed cameras.
What do you do when you get a question like that? How can someone not know the power of localism, tribalism? The fixated pure and unadulterated hatred of having to deal with strangers in the waves, our waves!
To surf is to feed greed so it feeds you back, ie; more waves. This is gospel. The best surfer in the water is the one who catches most waves.
Read of the South Bondi and Byron tribes in the sixties, Warriewood’s in the seventies, Mona Vale’s in the eighties and nineties and Avalon’s until time hereafter.
The Lennox Head camera was screwdrivered onto a verandah post overlooking the point after one of Swellnet’s smooth talking operators convinced the owner to accept kind words and a monetary pittance as his end of the deal.
No problems there, who doesn’t like money and flattery?
Swellnet is not a home for the surfilogically disadvantaged; some of the payroll get around on long weekends, head north, hit points, get barrelled. So, when they get back to the office after a weekend of what the coast does best up here and see the carnage in their forums because of their decision to run a full-time roving live cam on one of the most sacred of this countries point breaks they shit themselves all colours of the rainbow.
Then the spook who rented his verandah for the live camera emails and says there are six men standing by his front fence, one with binoculars, the others with shotguns, axes and cricket bats.
Then someone’s car blows up.
Nobody knows about ^ this, right?