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The 17 Surfers You'll Meet In A Lineup

Every surf break may be different, but the line up of characters you meet is almost always the same. The question is: Which one are you?

Every surf break may be different, but the line up of characters you meet is almost always the same. The question is: Which one are you?

Behold, the 17 surfers you'll meet out in the line up.

  • 1 The First One Out There
    No matter how early you wake up, this kid is already in the lineup -- and he's been there for hours.
    No matter how early you wake up, this kid is already in the lineup -- and he's been there for hours.
  • 2 The Snake
    You never get a good look at his face, but you definitely know the back of his head since he pops up into the shoulder of you
    You never get a good look at his face, but you definitely know the back of his head since he pops up into the shoulder of your wave. And he couldn't care less.
  • 3 The Novice
    They have no idea what they're doing -- and they really hope you didn't just see that.
    They have no idea what they're doing -- and they really hope you didn't just see that.
  • 4 The Territorial Local
    Everyone is an outsider, except for him and his friends.
    Everyone is an outsider, except for him and his friends.
  • 5 The Person Complaining About "The Crowd These Days"
    <span><span style="color: #000000;">Admit it, this has been you at least once.</span></span>
    Admit it, this has been you at least once.
  • 6 The Soul Surfer
    But what does it all mean??
    But what does it all mean??
  • 7 The Only Person Wearing A Watch
    If it's you, be prepared for&nbsp;everyone behind you to ask&nbsp;what time it is.
    If it's you, be prepared for everyone behind you to ask what time it is.
  • 8 The Grom Who Is Definitely Better Than You
    Seriously, how old is that kid?&nbsp;
    Seriously, how old is that kid? 
  • 9 The Aggro Guy Who Takes It Way Too Seriously
    His&nbsp;paddle face is intense, he screams whenever he misses a wave, and, whatever you do, don't drop in on his wave.
    His paddle face is intense, he screams whenever he misses a wave, and, whatever you do, don't drop in on his wave.
  • 10 The Stoner Who Doesn't Take It Seriously At All
    He's just here to chill, bro.&nbsp;
    He's just here to chill, bro. 
  • 11 The Graceful Longboarder
    Usually a woman who shuffles up and down her single fin like she's in a ballet.
    Usually a woman who shuffles up and down her single fin like she's in a ballet.
  • 12 The Confident Hat-Wearer
    <span><span style="color: #000000;">It's their way of saying, "I know I surf well because my head never gets wet. Be jealous.
    It's their way of saying, "I know I surf well because my head never gets wet. Be jealous."
  • 13 The Social Media Poser
    <span><span style="color: #000000;">They surf until they catch an Instagram-worthy wave. Then they spend the rest of the day
    They surf until they catch an Instagram-worthy wave. Then they spend the rest of the day obsessing over filters and hashtags.
  • 14 The Guy Who Whistles Whenever A Big Set Is Coming
    <span><span style="color: #000000;">He takes it upon himself to alert the lineup and is usually sitting the farthest on the o
    He takes it upon himself to alert the lineup and is usually sitting the farthest on the outside.
  • 15 The Guy Who's Trying To Avoid The Sun
    <span><span style="color: #000000;">Long-sleeved rash guard, check; f</span></span>ull-coverage hat, check;&nbsp;<span style=
    Long-sleeved rash guard, check; full-coverage hat, check; face covered entirely in zinc, check.
  • 16 The Chatty Cathy
    It's endearing at first, but annoying after you've missed three sets.
    It's endearing at first, but annoying after you've missed three sets.
  • 17 The Semi Pro Show-Off
    OK. We get it. You're great. Now stop judging us.
    OK. We get it. You're great. Now stop judging us.

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