I'm no laird hamilton, so take this with a grain. A hand full of DOH days is the extent of my war stories.

agree with not being undergunned. Bring enough board to...

Get in early. You don't want to be dropping in late if conditions are critical, at least not at first.

Be smart. I tend to ride everything in sight in vb and that has gotten me in trouble on trips or during storms. A big meaty closeout is no fun at all.

"when the wave breaks, don't be there!" so true! Don't get stuck inside! Taking a few big ones on the head will ruin your day.

Man up! It usually takes me missing a good one to get in the zone. "Don't be a pu55y Lee!" The reward is ultimate.