I don't know..I can say I was one of the first stand up paddle guys in VB (4 or 5 years) and I have really never had a single problem (except one). I paddle surf one of the most aggro spots on the Easy Coast so I know the rules and abide by them but I see them broken at times by everyone out there on every type of board. I sit on my board in between lulls and let a good many waves get taken because I know I'll be next for the better waves of the sets. I treat anyone respectfully who who does the same but I don't put up with attitude in the least, thankfully my ability speaks for itself. I'll also be the first to tell a fellow paddler to leave the area if I see he's danger to everyone around him. I'm not one to spread the Aloha, I feel that's left to each of us individually to find.