How great is this guy's response? I found this on the Surfer Magazine forum. If you want to get a look at how a handful of forum clones (I say clones because they all seem to write the same way, say the same things, think the same way) feel about stand up paddling, swing by and scroll through. Chances are you'll find a thread or two that will make you laugh (or get your hackles up).
I grabbed a screen shot of one of the threads I found. This guy was funny, I thought his response was well done. Especially this, "I'm sorry that you have to share air, sunlight, ocean space with other human beings." Witty. Check it out:
I can totally understand how a prone surfer would feel with a stand up paddler snagging everything that came through. Shoot, I still surf on occasion and I've witnessed visiting paddlers doing things the wrong way. But we can coexist with our laydown brothers- it just takes some self control. Don't snag everything that comes through. Stay out of the way. Be very aware of how you're coming across. Golden Rule kind of thing... stuff you already know.