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Surf Safety

Surfing is fun but stick to the rules in the water!

Remember the following rules while surfing

  • All surfers must be able to swim/ paddle at least 50 meters in open water.
  • Make sure you have a liability insurance before you start surfing.
  • Keep your surfing equipment in good condition.
  • Always wear your leash. Your board, once loose, can be a danger to others. With a leash attached, you can prevent drowning.
  • Consider others in and around the water such as swimmers and anglers.
  • Never go surfing alone or directly after eating.
  • Do not surf after sunset.
  • Never use alcohol or drugs before surfing.
  • Always use a wetsuit to prevent hypothermia.
  • If you have never surfed before, take a surfing lesson before entering the water.
  • If you paddle the sea, paddle around the person surfing a wave.
  • If you want to catch a wave, make sure that no others are surfing the same wave. If this is the case, let the wave go.
  • Be aware of the environment, leave nothing behind but footsteps.
  • Throw any stray plastic and glass in the garbage can.
  • Surfspirit! Be friendly to everyone in the water.