Have written some basic surf rules on my homepage....
Link: The basic surf rules
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 of other surfers and water users, of the surf conditions, and of where you are surfing.
You should ride waves that you are comfortable with. Don't get in over your head.
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.
As with swimming, do not go surfing for at least 45 minutes after a meal.
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.
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.
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 the locals if you are visiting a beach. Remember that you are a guest and that waves should
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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Thread: Surf rules?????
Aug 13, 2014, 07:26 PM #1
Aug 13, 2014, 07:28 PM #2
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.
Aug 13, 2014, 07:30 PM #3
Oh boy can't wait to see where this thread goes...
Aug 13, 2014, 07:37 PM #4
When can I come visit?
Aug 13, 2014, 08:25 PM #5
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.
Aug 13, 2014, 08:28 PM #6
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
Discount to SI members is a good idea Property here is super expensive as well if the address is right
Aug 13, 2014, 08:51 PM #7
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!!!
Aug 13, 2014, 09:09 PM #8
Aug 13, 2014, 09:22 PM #9
Back to the surf rules???? no comments on them!
Aug 13, 2014, 09:25 PM #10