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    Surf rules?????

    Have written some basic surf rules on my homepage....

    Link: The basic surf rules

    Any comments?

    Surf rules

    Alcohol:

    Surfing under the influence is not a good idea. Save the drinking for the after-surf bragging session at
    your local where you can tell everyone just how many barrels you got earlier.
    Be Aware:



    Be aware of other surfers and water users, of the surf conditions, and of where you are surfing.


    Comfort Zone:



    You should ride waves that you are comfortable with. Don't get in over your head.


    Fitness:



    Make sure you are physically fit when surfing. You need to be able to swim back to shore if you lose
    your board at the end of an exhausting session - no mean feat in a 3 metre swell.


    Food:



    As with swimming, do not go surfing for at least 45 minutes after a meal.


    Fun:



    Surfing is all about having fun; keep it in mind when you are out in the waves.


    Hold or Throw:



    Know when to hold on to your surfboard and when to get rid of it. If you are paddling out, then keep
    hold of your board. You'll get back to the line up more quickly, and you'll not put anyone paddling out
    behind you at risk. If you are about to wipe out, get rid of your board. You are far more likely to sustain
    an injury if you and your board are getting washed around together.



    Priority:

    Always make sure that you are not taking anyone else's wave. Remember that the surfer who is closest
    to the breaking wave has priority. If you see someone already on a wave, then the wave is considered
    to be taken, and you'll have to wait for the next one.


    Practice:



    If you want to improve then you need to be in the water surfing as regularly as possible. No one gets
    better at anything by staying home and watching T.V.


    Respect:



    Respect the locals if you are visiting a beach. Remember that you are a guest and that waves should
    be shared.


    Rips:



    If you are caught in a rip, remember that it's called R.I.P. for a reason. You may not make it back to
    dry land ever again if you get caught in one. Hopefully you already know that a rip is a strong current
    that (normally) goes straight out to sea and, if caught in one, you should not panic but instead paddle
    across the rip (not against it) until you have escaped.


    Sun Block:



    Always wear a good waterproof sunblock. You'll know how important it is if you have been out for a few
    hours surfing in the sun without it. Also, if you are not wearing a wetsuit, it is a good idea to wear a
    UV-proof long sleeve rash vest for body protection.


    Surf Buddy:



    Always gosurf with at least one other person. Not only will you have more fun if you are sharing your waves,
    but you'll always have someone to help you out if you need it.


    Surf Conditions:



    Make sure that the surf is safe before you go in. If you are going surfing at a spot you are unfamiliar with
    it, is a good idea to get some advice from a local. Check out the surfspot while warming up.


    Warm-up:



    Always have a quick warm-up and stretch before entering the surf. This will reduce the risk of muscle injury
    or cramp while you're surfing. It also gives you time to check for any rips or where the best spot to catch
    waves is.

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    Also, never go surfing within 30 minutes of eating.

    Greetings from New England. I'm not sure I've ever seen anyone from Dakar on SI.

    Here is a rule for the SI forum:
    Have thick skin.

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    Oh boy can't wait to see where this thread goes...

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    Holy crap lodging in Senegal is expensive. I can stay at Turtle Bay for what the Radisson is Dakar charges! How much is food over there? Massages? How's about a 50% discount at your hostel for SI members?

    And booze, what do you all drink over there that that's rule número uno, how much is it and where can I get me some?

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    Dear AfricanSurfer,
    When can I come visit?
    Regards,
    Manisses


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    Next thing you know he will be telling you guys he is a prince and he needs a little bit of money to get his vast fortune out of the country which he will share with you. If you clicked on the link you now have ebola in your CPU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaGaffer View Post
    Holy crap lodging in Senegal is expensive. I can stay at Turtle Bay for what the Radisson is Dakar charges! How much is food over there? Massages? How's about a 50% discount at your hostel for SI members?

    And booze, what do you all drink over there that that's rule número uno, how much is it and where can I get me some?
    Jep, Senegal is pretty expensive that's also the reason why there are so few surfer here. If I get up at sunrise I can always be alone with friends in the lineup.

    Local plate with vegies, ries and fish for 2USD or western style food for way to much. Beer 1 USD and coke 40 Cent. Local alcohol is super cheap and can be bought everywhere 1 ltr rom 4 USD

    Beer is good

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    Discount to SI members is a good idea Property here is super expensive as well if the address is right

    Cheers

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    I am not sure how it is in Africa, but here in the States, well, at least Jerz, you better be able to handle yourself in 23 footers as well as the bench!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarter View Post
    If you clicked on the link you now have ebola in your CPU.
    LOL bla bla... Yes, we are pretty close to the ebola outbreak, but so far lucky that it has been moving south.

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    Back to the surf rules???? no comments on them!

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