Surfing under the influence is not a good idea. Save the drinking for the after-surf bragging session at
Be aware of other surfers and water users, of the surf conditions, and of where you are surfing.
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
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.
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Know when to hold on to your surfboard and when to get rid of it. If you are paddling out, then keep
Always make sure that you are not taking anyone else's wave. Remember that the surfer who is closest
If you want to improve then you need to be in the water surfing as regularly as possible. No one gets
Respect the locals if you are visiting a beach. Remember that you are a guest and that waves should
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
Always wear a good waterproof sunblock. You'll know how important it is if you have been out for a few
Always gosurf with at least one other person. Not only will you have more fun if you are sharing your waves,
Make sure that the surf is safe before you go in. If you are going surfing at a spot you are unfamiliar with
Always have a quick warm-up and stretch before entering the surf. This will reduce the risk of muscle injury
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