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   Surfboard washes up on shore, Coast Guard cutter and helicopter search for missing surfer until she sees pictures of her lost board on the news and calls them. This is why you put your contact info on things

15 Dec 2012 01:42 PM   |   5606 clicks   |   KHON2 Honolulu
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Ed Finnerty     
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15 Dec 2012 01:22 PM
OtherLittleGuy    [TotalFark]  
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15 Dec 2012 01:45 PM
MFAWG     

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BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

Plus one!

15 Dec 2012 01:49 PM
jtown     
Why didn't she report her missing surfboard in the first place? Not saying she should have been thinking about heading off a search and rescue operation but it seems like the most obvious thing to do because it would significantly increase her chances of getting the board back if it was ever found.

15 Dec 2012 01:54 PM
Jument     

jtown: Why didn't she report her missing surfboard in the first place? Not saying she should have been thinking about heading off a search and rescue operation but it seems like the most obvious thing to do because it would significantly increase her chances of getting the board back if it was ever found.


Because the ocean is a really, really big place? And who would she report it to? I doubt the Coast Guard runs a lost and found for the ocean.

15 Dec 2012 01:57 PM
Nogale     
Don't surfers tether themselves to their boards?

15 Dec 2012 02:00 PM
jtown     

Jument: jtown: Why didn't she report her missing surfboard in the first place? Not saying she should have been thinking about heading off a search and rescue operation but it seems like the most obvious thing to do because it would significantly increase her chances of getting the board back if it was ever found.

Because the ocean is a really, really big place? And who would she report it to? I doubt the Coast Guard runs a lost and found for the ocean.


You really can't wrap your head around the concept? Go to the local police department and file a report. It's likely to wash up close to where it was lost. If it does, they'll know who to contact. It costs nothing and might result in the recovery of an expensive item. It's really not that absurd, despite what you seem to think.

15 Dec 2012 02:04 PM
othmar     
i guess someday's it don't matter what you do . it will end up sounding like a long running Elephants turd

15 Dec 2012 02:05 PM
oukewldave     
I know nothing about surfing, but how do you lose a surfboard? Don't you velcro it with a long rope to your leg? And you surf, then wipe out and just say "fark it, i'll just swim back to shore"?

15 Dec 2012 02:06 PM
Mentalpatient87     
I wonder what other types of washed up garbage throw them into a search and rescue.

15 Dec 2012 02:06 PM
NotoriousFire     

Jument:

Because the ocean is a really, really big place? And who would she report it to? I doubt the Coast Guard runs a lost and found for the ocean.


Apparently they do. RTFA.

15 Dec 2012 02:07 PM
gromitcu     
If I had a dollar for every time I've been on a SAR case for an "unmanned adrift canoe/kayak" where the owner was sitting at home happy as a clam...

Well, I could at least afford a tank of gas.

15 Dec 2012 02:18 PM
Oznog     

jtown: Jument: jtown: Why didn't she report her missing surfboard in the first place? Not saying she should have been thinking about heading off a search and rescue operation but it seems like the most obvious thing to do because it would significantly increase her chances of getting the board back if it was ever found.

Because the ocean is a really, really big place? And who would she report it to? I doubt the Coast Guard runs a lost and found for the ocean.

You really can't wrap your head around the concept? Go to the local police department and file a report. It's likely to wash up close to where it was lost. If it does, they'll know who to contact. It costs nothing and might result in the recovery of an expensive item. It's really not that absurd, despite what you seem to think.


Call 911 and report a lost surfboard?

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You got any, like, leads, man?

15 Dec 2012 02:24 PM
manimal2878     

jtown: Jument: jtown: Why didn't she report her missing surfboard in the first place? Not saying she should have been thinking about heading off a search and rescue operation but it seems like the most obvious thing to do because it would significantly increase her chances of getting the board back if it was ever found.

Because the ocean is a really, really big place? And who would she report it to? I doubt the Coast Guard runs a lost and found for the ocean.

You really can't wrap your head around the concept? Go to the local police department and file a report. It's likely to wash up close to where it was lost. If it does, they'll know who to contact. It costs nothing and might result in the recovery of an expensive item. It's really not that absurd, despite what you seem to think.


Having lived near the ocean all my life, what you are talking about is absurd. Trash washes up on the beach all the time, nobody cares. Reporting your lost surfboard is a waste of time.

15 Dec 2012 02:29 PM
Martian_Astronomer     
Actually, the surfboard belonged to her boyfriend, and she didn't want him to be found....

/ ominous music...

15 Dec 2012 02:30 PM
MaxSupernova     
back when i was around 10 or so we were at the beach and out of nowhere a surf board washes up on shore. I went out to claim it as my own since I was really into surfing (as much as a 10 year old east coaster with little wave activity could be) but my mom made me find a lifeguard and notify him. An hour or so later the beach is covered with 4wheelers and a helicopter is dispatched. The beach is buzzing with activity and finally two guys show up...obviously drunk. They identify the board, one of their names matched what was on the board and the guards gave them back the board. Then a police officer followed them and wrote them both tickets (i assume public drunkeness).

15 Dec 2012 02:30 PM
the ha ha guy     

jtown: You really can't wrap your head around the concept? Go to the local police department and file a report.


When my wallet was stolen, I tried to file a report, since my bank wouldn't reverse any charges without a report. The officer asked me "and what do you want me to do about it"? After several days of giving me the runaround, I had to threaten to contact the AG before they would give me a report.

If they can't even be bothered to file a report for a wallet with bank and personal info, I can't imagine they'd be any more eager to file a report on a surfboard.

15 Dec 2012 02:37 PM
styckx     

manimal2878: jtown: Jument: jtown: Why didn't she report her missing surfboard in the first place? Not saying she should have been thinking about heading off a search and rescue operation but it seems like the most obvious thing to do because it would significantly increase her chances of getting the board back if it was ever found.

Because the ocean is a really, really big place? And who would she report it to? I doubt the Coast Guard runs a lost and found for the ocean.

You really can't wrap your head around the concept? Go to the local police department and file a report. It's likely to wash up close to where it was lost. If it does, they'll know who to contact. It costs nothing and might result in the recovery of an expensive item. It's really not that absurd, despite what you seem to think.

Having lived near the ocean all my life, what you are talking about is absurd. Trash washes up on the beach all the time, nobody cares. Reporting your lost surfboard is a waste of time.


^ This.. The cops would look at you like a confused dog for reporting a lost surfboard in the ocean..

15 Dec 2012 02:42 PM
Gyrfalcon    [TotalFark]  

Nogale: Don't surfers tether themselves to their boards?


There's something wrong with that concept, but I'm not sure what it is.

15 Dec 2012 02:42 PM
TravelingFreakshow     
Eddie would go.

15 Dec 2012 02:45 PM
Angry Buddha     

MFAWG: OtherLittleGuy: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 300x400]

BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

Plus one!


I laughed, too. Well played.

15 Dec 2012 02:46 PM
Angry Buddha     

oukewldave: I know nothing about surfing, but how do you lose a surfboard? Don't you velcro it with a long rope to your leg? And you surf, then wipe out and just say "fark it, i'll just swim back to shore"?


No leash on a longboard. And leashes do snap. It's happened to me a couple times, but my board has always just washed up on shore or another surfer grabbed it.

I'm sort of at a loss how anyone could lose their board, swim to shore, then say "fark it".

15 Dec 2012 02:49 PM
mazzz     
What a girl with a surfboard might look like:

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15 Dec 2012 02:50 PM
sweet-daddy-2     

Mentalpatient87: I wonder what other types of washed up garbage throw them into a search and rescue.


Condoms??

15 Dec 2012 02:52 PM
styckx     

Angry Buddha: oukewldave: I know nothing about surfing, but how do you lose a surfboard? Don't you velcro it with a long rope to your leg? And you surf, then wipe out and just say "fark it, i'll just swim back to shore"?

No leash on a longboard. And leashes do snap. It's happened to me a couple times, but my board has always just washed up on shore or another surfer grabbed it.

I'm sort of at a loss how anyone could lose their board, swim to shore, then say "fark it".


Angry Buddha: oukewldave: I know nothing about surfing, but how do you lose a surfboard? Don't you velcro it with a long rope to your leg? And you surf, then wipe out and just say "fark it, i'll just swim back to shore"?

No leash on a longboard. And leashes do snap. It's happened to me a couple times, but my board has always just washed up on shore or another surfer grabbed it.

I'm sort of at a loss how anyone could lose their board, swim to shore, then say "fark it".


Diamond Head isn't exactly the type of Ocean environment you stick around in without some sort of flotation device just so you can do a few laps looking for a surfboard. Chances are you will end up dead.

15 Dec 2012 03:10 PM
Mikeyworld     
Do surf shops carry them Paddle Smart stickers? I'd like to put some on my car and truck. Ya know, just in case.

15 Dec 2012 03:33 PM
Mikeyworld     
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This is what I'm talkin' about... (couldna get it to link afore...)

15 Dec 2012 03:44 PM
wambu     

mazzz: What a girl with a surfboard might look like:

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Not enough of this in this thread . . .

15 Dec 2012 03:51 PM
A Shambling Mound     
So how much is the Coast Guard going to bill her for the SAR?

15 Dec 2012 04:06 PM
dryknife     
What surfer girls may look like.
Search and rescue, stat!

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15 Dec 2012 05:00 PM
Raptop     

Angry Buddha: I'm sort of at a loss how anyone could lose their board, swim to shore, then say "fark it".


pretty much this

15 Dec 2012 05:05 PM
StoPPeRmobile     

jtown: Jument: jtown: Why didn't she report her missing surfboard in the first place? Not saying she should have been thinking about heading off a search and rescue operation but it seems like the most obvious thing to do because it would significantly increase her chances of getting the board back if it was ever found.

Because the ocean is a really, really big place? And who would she report it to? I doubt the Coast Guard runs a lost and found for the ocean.

You really can't wrap your head around the concept? Go to the local police department and file a report. It's likely to wash up close to where it was lost. If it does, they'll know who to contact. It costs nothing and might result in the recovery of an expensive item. It's really not that absurd, despite what you seem to think.


So we are required to do the same for lost bicycle since there may be a child missing?

Think of the children!

15 Dec 2012 05:06 PM
Jamrock     
You really can't wrap your head around the concept? Go to the local police department and file a report. It's likely to wash up close to where it was lost. If it does, they'll know who to contact. It costs nothing and might result in the recovery of an expensive item. It's really not that absurd, despite what you seem to think.

So we no longer have the right to lose stuff? I don't have the right to not go to the police department and get laughed out of there when I try to report that?

15 Dec 2012 05:44 PM
Cyclonic Cooking Action     
I'd figure another surfer would have nabbed it and it was history.

15 Dec 2012 07:01 PM
Jument     

manimal2878: jtown: Jument: jtown: Why didn't she report her missing surfboard in the first place? Not saying she should have been thinking about heading off a search and rescue operation but it seems like the most obvious thing to do because it would significantly increase her chances of getting the board back if it was ever found.

Because the ocean is a really, really big place? And who would she report it to? I doubt the Coast Guard runs a lost and found for the ocean.

You really can't wrap your head around the concept? Go to the local police department and file a report. It's likely to wash up close to where it was lost. If it does, they'll know who to contact. It costs nothing and might result in the recovery of an expensive item. It's really not that absurd, despite what you seem to think.

Having lived near the ocean all my life, what you are talking about is absurd. Trash washes up on the beach all the time, nobody cares. Reporting your lost surfboard is a waste of time.


Thank you! Plus, maybe it was a shiatty surfboard and she just didn't care?

15 Dec 2012 07:22 PM
That Guy...From That Show!     

jtown: You really can't wrap your head around the concept? Go to the local police department and file a report. It's likely to wash up close to where it was lost. If it does, they'll know who to contact. It costs nothing and might result in the recovery of an expensive item. It's really not that absurd, despite what you seem to think.


You're exactly right, it's not that absurd. People here are just really a bunch of negative nancys.

The police where I live are fantastic and they're nothing like the rumors about cops say.

Just in the last 3 years they've investigated and recovered a pair of Varnet sunglasses that were really expensive and important to me, some concert tickets I had dropped that had cost me $600 from some scalper, and a 20TB external hard drive I had misplaced. Man, that woulda sucked, $2,500 for that baby. I had set it down outside of Starbucks and totally space out that I had put it there.

Don't let people deter you from filing your police reports, they're there to help you in any way they can!

15 Dec 2012 07:51 PM
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