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Surf rage incident photographs cause outcry in Cape surfing community [pics]
Posted by on Jan 21st, 2013

It’s common knowledge that intimidation at surf spots occurs all over the globe and SA is no exception. Local surfers are protective over their home break and newcomers are often on the recieving end of intimidation ranging from verbal abuse to actual physical violence. A recent case along the Western Cape coastline has brought the issue in the public spotlight after a well-known surfer (identified as Rasool) was photographed holding another surfer in a necklock and repeatedly dunking him to the point where he nearly passed out. Another surfer intervened which could possibly have saved his life.

Here’s one of the images posted on Wavescape.

Surf rage

That photograph is just one in a series and others show the victim being dunked under water. Lots of controversy surrounding the incident since it was reported that the bald guy  in the photo had targeted a different surfer  in the past and threated to kill his family and burn down his house.

Damn..i thought surfers were all chilled and sh*t.

The victim has refused to press charges and further developments have cropped up with some saying the guy being dunked was first to attack the bald guy. Either way it has spurred debate about localism and hooliganism in the water.

And let’s not even get into the race card that’s being played.

Jack Johnson would not approve.

[more pics over at Wavescape HERE ]

Rox says:
January 01, 2013 at 9:38 am

Johnny Utah: “Okay. I get it. This is where you tell me that “locals rule”, and that Yuppie insects like me shouldn’t be surfing the break, right?”
Bunker Weiss: “Nope.”
Surf gang: “That would be a waste of time…”
Warchild: “We’re just gonna fuck you up!”

Let’s hope the bald guy isn’t part of a group of surfer bank robbers a la Point Break.

Rox says:
January 01, 2013 at 9:38 am

P.S. I said a naughty word in my comment to preserve the ‘integrity’ of that classic quote. Your spam blocker may not like that. 😉

Chris says:
January 01, 2013 at 9:38 am

This isn’t localism as Rasool is not an e-bay local. he lives in Hout bay and is just back from 3 years or wreaking havoc in J-bay where there have been countless incidents involving Rasool. He has brandished a gun in the Llandudno parking lot he has been in more fights and incidents in the water. He screams and yells at anyone including girls in the water and makes surfing unpleasant for almost everyone. His friends have tried to play the race card however this is not about race this is about a loose cannon. The problem is now the entire surfing community from here to J-bay and Namibia seems to be on the lookout for him. If he were to ever meet someone just like himself I would hate to think of the consequences. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like this will end here.

boerseun says:
January 01, 2013 at 9:38 am

That bastards name is rasool.This rasool is bad news,had the unfortunate experience of meeting him once in jbay where he destroyed a lekka vibe for everybody in the water.There must be a screw loose in this retards head.He seems to thrive on trying to intimidate everyone and will for no reason paddle up to you and start swearing.Rasool you low life,you going to mess with the wrong guy soon and you’re going to get hurt- i just hope there’s pics or video when that happens.
Looking for you in the line up

JOHN says:
January 01, 2013 at 9:38 am

Rasool is an idiot! I cant wait until I meet him!!!

Jiu Jitsu Matt says:
January 01, 2013 at 9:38 am

I would love to put him in the tightest Triangle joke and see him squeal like a little puppy! Imagine being an one that NO ONE likes….shame must be so Kak. Enjoy the ocean moon man Rasool its not yours and never will be…

Jagter says:
January 01, 2013 at 9:38 am

One of the main reasons I gave up surfing and took up surf skiing, too many of these aggro chops out there.

lightfeet says:
January 01, 2013 at 9:38 am

This has nothing to do with localism, this has to do with a certain individual how has no respect for anybody and think the world owes him something.Rasool you have been involved in many situations and you always causing kak with everybody.You have gone to far and lots of people are sick of your shit. you need help
Grow up little man,lifes too short
We will also be looking for you in our line up
this time you won’t get away

west coast diamond says:
January 01, 2013 at 9:38 am

Rasool you’re no locals ass, nothing but a chop with bipolar, perhaps if you surfed in the 80’s you would know what respect in the lineup is.

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