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I don't know many locals who are happy to give room to professional surfers. I also don't know any pros who are happy to give way to a local surfer. (Actually, I don't personally know any pro surfers at all). But for what it's worth this is an overview of opinions that I have encounted in the surfing fraternity on The Gold Coast.

DIY Craft Essential #1: Washi tape

You'd be surprised at how many things you can do, and how many tutorials out there are obsessed, with washi tape. The versatile paper tape with adorable designs makes great wall decor, paper crafts or can even spruce up your furniture.

DIY Craft Essential #2: Needle nose pliers

This tiny tool is great for small projects. "This is not only your go­-to tool for opening and closing jump rings, bending wire, and securing crimp beads and ribbon ends, but pliers are also great for cutting through jewelry chain and wire," said Morin.

A lot of professional surfers believe they have earned the right to take any wave they want, but most locals would disagree. A recent video of a pro who is also a Gold Coast local dropping in on another local at Kirra sparked a heated conversation on line. The pro wrote that he was born here, grew up here, he'd lived in housing projects on the Gold Coast when things got tough and had worked hard to make the World Tour and as such he would take any wave he wanted. Obviously a ton of locals shot him down. Even though they don't come out and say it, It would appear that quite a few pros have this attitude. Jeremy Flores got into a fight with a local at Burleigh a few years back, after the local got up him for dropping in. Fellow pro Sunny Garcia (renowned tough guy) stepped in and bashed the local even though it was Jeremy who was out of line.

On the flip side you get guys like Joel Parkinson who I'd be happy to share a break with any time. Parko has respect for everyone in the water regardless of their ability or choice of surf craft, and is humble despite being a world champion. Here is a surfer who consistently appears in the top 5 in the world rankings, and seems like a genuinely decent bloke. And he still gets plenty of waves because of his paddling fitness and ability to read the ocean. He doesn't need to drop in.

DIY Craft Essential #3: X-acto knife

If you love stationary crafts, jewelry crafts or any delicate work -- you'll need a proper cutting tool. Not all scissors can do the job. "Remember first using scissors and cutting along the dotted lines in grade school?" Morin asked. "Hopefully, you’re attempting more challenging crafts as an adults."

DIY Craft Essential #4: Spray paint

Acrylic paints are also great for any DIY starter kit. However, if you're looking for a perfect, seamless finish on your furniture, art and home decor -- make some space to spray. It doesn't hurt to keep some cans in your favorite colors (as long as you store them properly).

Of course there will always be locals who think they are so good at surfing that others should give them priority. A beginner may give way to these pumped up jerks for fear of breaking some unwritten rule which may result in the jerk yelling abuse at the beginner. But for your everyday local surfer, giving space to a local who thinks he is better than the bunch This is just not going to happen There are also the territorial locals to deal with. For some reason there are local surfers believe that they have “wave rights” at their usual surf spot. Even if they are totally useless on a wave, these “surfers” prowl the area like sharks, making derogatory comments to anyone who is not in the space on a regular basis.Any normal local and all pros know that this is a load of #?!x{. The territorial locals deserve all the crap that is thrown at them.

Should surfers on short boards have right of way? Some would say it should be the long board riders. The fact is that if the surf is up you may find a variety of craft lining up for a wave. As well as short boards and long boards, there are boogie boards (body boards), soft boards (for beginners), surf skis, wave skis and paddle boards. You may also encounter jet skis towing surfers out to the break, wind surfers and the good, old fashioned surf mats. Throw a surf boat and some body surfers into the mix and what do you get? Chaos is an understatement! Again, the type of board being ridden should not determine who gives right of wave. But if you see a surf boat bearing down on you it's probably not worth the risk of injury to claim the wave.

Then you have the Surfettz who think the guys should be putting them first. Again, this just ain't gunna happen. Some male surfers actually go to the other extreme and believe female surfers should give way to guys, even if the girl can out surf everyone going for the wave! Very chauvinistic boys! What about the grooms and the olds – the age factor. Surfers from the age of 8 to 80 and every age in between can converge on one location, so should it be age before ability? Most courteous surfers, whether professional or local, will give a bit for surfers at both ends of the age spectrum. You would have to be a total prick not to encourage these surfers. After all, we were all young sometime and we can only get older the longer we live (and hopefully Surfboard covers).

So should there be a “pecking order” when surfers line up for the waves? At the end of the day, once you have taken your Board Covers off, waxed up, stored the sunglasses in the pocket of your board bag and hit the water, every surfer has equal rights to get a good wave. So don't be a kook. Live and let live. Surfboard Socks and let surf.

DIY Craft Essential #5: Painter's tape

Painter's tape is "perfect for for attempting the c​olor block trend," said Morin. Plus, you'll need something to keep your projects neat and tidy, no matter what type of paints you use.

DIY Craft Essential #6: Hot glue gun

There are some tools that are too functional not to have. "This is one DIY workhorse tool you shouldn't do without," said Morin. Hot melt glue works on a variety of materials.
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