Competitive surfing is something I dreamed of doing ever since I was a little kid. This year, I finally am going to step up to the plate and go to a few local comps. I didn't last year because I was nervous about people not accepting/liking me..

I mean I'm only 19 and I know that a lot of people on this forum are a lot older and a lot wiser then me so I figured I'd ask for any kind of tips that you guys learned throughout your own years that you could pass on to me and other surfers on this forum in my position.

Thanks guys, it really means a lot.