The Surfers' CODE
The Surfers' code is one important thing that everyone should keep in mind when entering the water.
CHECK THE CONDITIONS: Choose your spot carefully. Obey all signs and flags. If you are unsure of surf conditions, ask the lifeguard.
CHECK YOUR GEAR: Board in good condition with safety leash or leg rope attached. Wetsuit, fins etc are suitable for surf conditions. SLIP, SLOP, SLAP!
NEVER SURF ALONE: Surf with a mate and always let others know where and how long you will be.
SURF WITHIN YOUR ABILITY: Know your limits. Reassess the conditions if they change. If you do get in trouble , raise your hand and call out for help.
FOLLOW THE SURFERS' CODE: Respect everyone's right to enjoy the surf. Follow the code for a safe and enjoyable surf.
DON'T DROP IN: The surfer on the 'inside', closest to the breaking part of the wave has the right of way
DON'T THROW YOUR BOARD: whenever safely possible try to hang onto your board. Learn to 'duck dive' to go under the waves. If you must discard your board make sure no one is around.
PADDLE WIDE: When paddling out stay wide of the break, away from other surfers
COMMUNICATE: When catching a wave let others near you know which way you are going.
Now get off the computer and LET'S GO SURFINNNNNNN