Newbie Surf Safety
If you are definitely not a great swimmer we’d recommend being supervised at all times. In case you cannot swim at all, dont surf until you can.
Always surf with other people in sight, never surf by yourself.
Always surf in the morning or even in daytime and never at night.
Under no circumstances consume alcohol before surfing.
Always tell somebody you have gone surfing and when you’ll return.
Always ask local experienced surfer or lifeguards about any risks for example rip currents.
If you’re inside a rip do not paddle into it. Decide which way it is going and paddle across the rip, never towards it and try to stay relaxed.
By no means surf out of your comfort zone. If you discover the surfs too big, or you are getting worn-out, get out of the water.
In case you do discover youself to be in danger within the water, relax and stick with your surfboard always! Sit on your board, wave your arms and calmly yell for assistance.
Make certain all your surf gear is in tip top order. A leaky wetsuit could possibly indicate you get cold and have problems with cramp. A poor condition surfboard leash may mean the leash snaps, you lose the surfboard and it could possibly strike another person.
Whenever you mess up a wave and wipeout always cover the head with your arms.
By no means let go of your surfboard when another person is behind you!