Surf rules?????

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

  1. africansurfer

    africansurfer Well-Known Member

    Aug 13, 2014
    Thanks for the resume:) I'll have to watch it again!

    Don't thing the Ebola situation here in West Africa will have a happy ending:(
  2. worsey

    worsey Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2013
    that is SO american.

  3. africansurfer

    africansurfer Well-Known Member

    Aug 13, 2014
    Ohhh man!!! Thanks everyone for participating. Great forum, not to many spammers loads of serious people.

    Great with some Ebola talk as well. My two good American friends living on the island, left Senegal due to the danger of the virus... but hard to leave this place!

    We are sure staying and surfing to the max...

    Some shots from the last days

    Yesterday at NGor right


    Two days ago at Ouakam


    Three days ago at Ouakam


    4 days ago at NGor right


    5 days ago at the beach break



    6 days ago at NGor right

    Looking back at the past week I finally understand why I am passing out every night after the second beer:)
  4. worsey

    worsey Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2013
    nice photos; looks like fun. ebola problem probably not SO BIG; keep surfing.....
  5. daeggman

    daeggman Well-Known Member

    Sep 18, 2014
    needed a copy of these rules today my home break was filled with kooks
  6. africansurfer

    africansurfer Well-Known Member

    Aug 13, 2014

    He You can just print a million copies and have some kids glue them on all the cars in the parking lot.
  7. worsey

    worsey Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2013
    hello african surfer. todays news' REALLY BAD!!

    ( of course i don't know if this is true but this from todays new york times )

    from the world health organization - "the epidemiologic outlook is bleak".
    from the N.E. Journal of medicine - " (there was) a highly inadequate and late global response.."

    also stated was (the danger of ) " complete breakdown in civic society "

    the death rate is 70% FOR THOSE HOSPITALIZED....also they are again saying that the number of
    cases has been severely under-reported.

    sorry bout that; seems things going downhill, perhaps its time for you to make a difficult decision...
  8. africansurfer

    africansurfer Well-Known Member

    Aug 13, 2014
    OH I read this as well... yes, really bad. They estimate up to 100.000 cases at the end of the year.

    We have been lucky here in Senegal, as the one case we had was completely isolated and they have checked up on all the people the one Guinean was in contact with. Also the fact that Ebola is exploding in the south of Guinea, Sera Leone and Liberia. In the north of Guinea(border to Senegal) the spread of Ebola has been contained.

    The worst is that there is still people in Liberia that don't believe in Ebola. In Senegal that have been campaigns informing about Ebola and the population is listening, discussing and preparing for the worst.

    So for now we stay here!! We also have a couple of guests coming to the camp, even the situation south of us is so bad. At least we can enjoy the empty lineups.

    Thanks for the update!!! Please keep it coming.
  9. worsey

    worsey Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2013
    that is SO surfer.
  10. worsey

    worsey Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2013
    there was a street demonstration yesterday in las vegas by HEALTH WORKERS whose complaint
    was that AMERICA IS NOT READY FOR EBOLA!...(eeeekks!)
  11. EmassSpicoli

    EmassSpicoli Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    Still don't know what this tread is about. Africa?
  12. worsey

    worsey Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2013
    some good news from nigeria.
    it is contained and 60 pct SURVIVAL RATE!!

    meanwhile in america its on EVERY tv station.....
  13. africansurfer

    africansurfer Well-Known Member

    Aug 13, 2014
    We where discussing surf rules... but turned into EBOLA. Guess that's what everyone is talking about anyway at the moment in the US:)
  14. africansurfer

    africansurfer Well-Known Member

    Aug 13, 2014
    Now Nigeria and Senegal has been declared Ebola free. Good for us, we have been very lucky. Since the hole US ebola boom, the world really woke up!!! Good for African's it looks like serious help is slowly on the way.
  15. bungalowparkbob

    bungalowparkbob Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2013
    That warmed my heart a little. Seems it was handled correctly by a few countries over there. So glad to hear the frenzied American media played a positive role in something!
  16. africansurfer

    africansurfer Well-Known Member

    Aug 13, 2014
    So back to where we did begin.

    The surf rules have been updated!
    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 meter swell.

    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.
    Fact sheet about Rips - PDF download link

    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 go surf 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 surf-spot 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.

    Click here: To see an example of how you can warm up before going surfing.
  17. surfedukators

    surfedukators Member

    Oct 23, 2014