If you're cool, and shut the F up, and watch, and listen, and take your licks, you'll be fine. I'll show you around, I'll give you some pointers, I'll give you waves, but don't get cocky and stupid. Stay humble, watch, and learn. That's about it. The Johnny Come Latelys who don't get it will sell their gear and move on to some other activity. They are the speed bumps in the water. The folks who fall in love with and respect the sport will stick around, and I'm OK with that.