SUP Surfing Rules
Finding a Peak
When looking for a peak, make sure you spend enough time surveying the incoming waves from the beach.
Try and find a spot where the waves are breaking but is not crowded with other surfers. This will avoid conflict but also give you the chance to catch more waves.
Avoiding other Riders
It's highly important you are constantly on the lookout for other paddleboarders / surfers heading your way.
Remember the person on the wave has right of the way, so try and let them surf past you, rather than paddling directly into their path.
Not only will this prevent a painful injury, but you'll also gain respect from your fellow riders.
Bailing your Board
This is NOT reccomended and you should try and avoid this at all costs.
If you're ever caught in a set of waves, you need to kick your board over the wave, rather than bailing out. Bailing your board may result in riders behind you getting nastily injured. If there are further set waves yet to come, turn the board to the beach and check there is no one at danger in front of you and hang on to the tail of the board.
Waiting your Turn
As you can already see who is out, you must be the bigger person and await your turn.
As hard as it may be resisting, you want to avoid any collision and conflict. Plus, as soon as it is your turn, you can show them just how good you are!
Do NOT Drop-In
If you can see someone already on a wave, you must by no means drop-in front of them. Not only will this cause an accident, you will also become highly unpopular among your fellow riders.
Being Aware of Other Surfers
Be aware of any surfers paddling towards you as you catch a wave. Although, you do have the right of the way, they often don't believe this to be the case, so keep your wits about you!
Moving to Other Peaks
Most beach breaks have multiple peaks, if one becomes to busy then head to another where you will have to worry less about other riders as well as catch more waves.
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