If you’re new to this wonderful sport, you might probably not know that there are a few basic rules you should know and follow. These will allow you to not only have a lot of fun but to also stay safe while doing so.
Probably one of the oldest rules in the book, priority makes everyone know that you shouldn’t be taking other people’s waves. The surfer closest to a wave is the one that has the priority and you’ll probably have to wait for the next one.
What to do when caught in a rip
In this situation, do not panic. You should keep your cool and paddle across the rip, not against it until you have managed to escape.
Stay in your comfort zone
Even if you’re excited to try the biggest waves in the distance, keep in mind that it’s a lot safer to go for the ones you’re comfortable with. You will be able to go for more complex stuff the more you practice.
Don’t surf under the influence
Drinking and surfing is a very bad idea. Keep in mind that many drowning incidents happen every year to people who enter the water under the influence of alcohol.
Hold or throw
Knowing when to hold or throw your board is something you should definitely learn as soon as you start surfing so you can protect yourself and others from possible injuries.
Always respect the locals
If you are making too much noise or you are not letting the locals bathe in peace, you will only end up making them upset and they will possibly not allow you to surf there again. Make sure you always respect the local people’s privacy as well as the cleanliness of their beaches.
Sunscreen is a must
Staying out in the sun for hours significantly increases your risk of skin cancer. Protect your skin from the harmful UV rays with some sunscreen so you are able to surf without a fear.
Take surf conditions into consideration
Before you jump in the water, make sure you know it’s safe for you. Especially if you’re surfing in a place you haven’t been before, you should always ask someone local for their opinion.
Remember to always warm up
Warming up before the surf will allow you to reduce your risk of injuring yourself or getting a very painful cramp at the wrong moment.
Don’t surf on your own
Surfing alone is never a good idea. Not only will you have more fun when someone else is with you, but you will also be able to seek help if anything unexpected happens.
The most important thing when it comes to surfing anywhere is to have fun and enjoy the sun, the sea, and the good company.
Keep these basic yet important rules in mind and you are bound to have the best surfing experience possible!
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