So this morning I was surfing with my cousin (Lets just call him Sean for the sake of the story) and my other friend (we'll name him Jon)... as sean is paddling out, jon is paddling for a wave. Sean is right where Jon is going to take off. They end up colliding messing up jons board. Whose fault would you say this is. I say its both there faults. Shouldn't take off on a wave when someone is right there but at the same time you should know which way to go to not get in someones way going for a wave.

Its all good now there gonna spit the cost of the repair but I am just curious cause many times when im paddling out I have gotten in peoples way and when im going for a wave people are in my way and wondering whose at fault when something like this happens or its mutual which I think.