Unrelated but a tip for beginners from several lessons learned myself, When you get out of the water, always carry your board and don't let it float around you in knee deep water or less in the shorebreak. Most of my gashes, cuts & scrapes were from the board getting pushed into my ankles and feet in the shorebreak. Once you are coming in from a session and are in knee deep water, pick up your board. Will avoid you some cuts and bruises. Also for summer surfing you don't want your board hitting a little child which could be really bad situation as well.