Know your Skill and Ability
This is the first thing you should realize. You have to know how good you are at a wave riding
and your physical strength (the power your arm and back muscle to
paddle out and the important is your ability to hold breath during the
rinse cycle time in a bad wipe out)
Know the Environment
Simple tips for you to know the environment is, better ask the locals
about the surf break, where is the paddle out point and paddle in
point, bottom contour and natural hazard. Please really concern to the
latter, you do not want to end up tangled in bull kelp, skimming along
beside a shark or heading out to sea on a rip. Do not panic, anytime
when you caught in it.
Throw or Hold?
Know when to hold onto your surfboard and when to get rid of it. If you
are paddling out then keep hold of your board, you will get out back to
the line up more quickly and you will not put anyone paddling out
behind you at risk. If you are about to wipe out then get ride of your
board. You are far more likely to sustain an injury if you and your
board getting washed together, but if you really need to bail from your
board, check your tail and make sure that there is no one behind you
before you bail and try to keep your board parallel to the beach, to
minimize the risk of snapping it because of the impact from the wave`s
So guys, please make sure the rules and the fun, you won`t get trouble while you are surfing, are you?