I'm pretty ticked off today after a paddle at my local spot. I was 1 of the only 2 guys out. Me being a sponger and the other guy being a standup. I paddled onto the only decent spot out and sat about 2 meters away from the surfer( he was a ballie and didn't say anything but I'm used to it since I'm only 16). He caught the first wave of the set and he rode it for a while before kicking out, I than caught the 4th wave of the set and he happened to be paddling over the wave as I got down it. I accidentally clipped his one foot( please note that it was by no means a hard hit) and because of my wild attempt to avoid him caught a lip in the back of the head!When I came up I got a barrage of profanity thrown at me which I took in my stride and continued by shouting, "I'm sorry!"back to him. I than paddled back to him, said I was sorry and asked if he was in any way hurt. All I got for my trouble was more swearing and a warning to get out! I was really pissed off after that but bit my lip and decided that I wasn't going anywhere. I still ended up being bummed after the session. It just was really swak to get behavior like that from someone who is supposed to encouraging the next generation. All I want to do is chill out after a hectic exam, thats why I bodyboard. Guys like that shouldn't other paddling out!!