Surf rules?????

Discussion in 'Global Surf Talk' started by africansurfer, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. africansurfer

    africansurfer Well-Known Member

    Aug 13, 2014
    Have written some basic surf rules on my homepage....

    Link: The basic surf rules

    Any comments?

    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:

    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.


    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
    be shared.


    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.


    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.
  2. Riley Martin's Disgruntled Neighbor

    Riley Martin's Disgruntled Neighbor Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2012
    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.

  3. Tlokein

    Tlokein Well-Known Member

    Oct 12, 2012
    Oh boy can't wait to see where this thread goes...
  4. Riley Martin's Disgruntled Neighbor

    Riley Martin's Disgruntled Neighbor Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2012
    Dear AfricanSurfer,
    When can I come visit?

  5. rcarter

    rcarter Well-Known Member

    Jul 26, 2009
    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.
  6. africansurfer

    africansurfer Well-Known Member

    Aug 13, 2014
    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


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

  7. Zeroevol

    Zeroevol Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    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!!!
  8. africansurfer

    africansurfer Well-Known Member

    Aug 13, 2014
    LOL bla bla... Yes, we are pretty close to the ebola outbreak, but so far lucky that it has been moving south.
  9. africansurfer

    africansurfer Well-Known Member

    Aug 13, 2014
    Back to the surf rules???? no comments on them!
  10. africansurfer

    africansurfer Well-Known Member

    Aug 13, 2014
  11. sisurfdogg

    sisurfdogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    You have a beautiful country and the waves look awesome. Respect is a good rule to follow. Rip currents can be used to get out in big days, don't demonize the rip current. But most people don't know how to behave in a rip. The music in the video was cool, was that a local group, and what language was that in?
  12. capecodcdog

    capecodcdog Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2012
    My only comment would be on the "Hold or Throw". The "throw" is not a good idea if there are other surfers in close proximity. Perhaps you should add this caveat. Your breaks may be pretty empty, but I've been taught to always, as much as possible, to have your board under control. "Board Bailing" in general, is frowned upon.


    Sep 17, 2013
    my thoughts exactly
  14. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    So far the info has been sort of helpful, esp re pricing. How much for lodging near the breaks? Discarding the random ebola encounter, what's the safety factor / aspect on land? How much are the women?

    waynetheinsaaaane will chme in here any second wanting to know how much the kids are
  15. metard

    metard Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2014

    dear mr. senegal

    those are very nice rules. no one in america obeys them anymore. seriously, no one.

    thanks for posting,


    ps. the usa is exporting 20 yr old "trustafarians" to your country
  16. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Rule #23 - Banging Hindu women are required, as well as bench pressing 400lbs and surfing 23 footers. All violators will be injected with Ebola and turned over to Wayne The Insane to get pounded in the a$$ American Taliban style while being bent over Roy's 23 foot wooden plank as Chuck a BooBoo pounds your face in like a latex dummy.
  17. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    wow.....this is good stuff, D-SUP
  18. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Thanks Yank, had a moment of inspiration
  19. cackedinri

    cackedinri Well-Known Member

    May 21, 2012
    hey, dont mean to beat around the bush but are you black?

    this guy archy has a new Surfing Diversity program. He will give you all the necessary surfing equipment to get involved. I'm talking board, wetsuit, stretchy waist boardshorts, Toyota Tacomas, WCT placement, scholarship to Harvard.....all that white guy **** bro, just so he can feel good about his own whiteness.

    Hit him up.
  20. fl.surfdog

    fl.surfdog Well-Known Member

    Dec 6, 2010
    Damn DPS, that is the total package right there....haha...Quote of the Year nomination