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Adventure Sports Water Surfing





Surfing is a surface water sport in which the surfer rides a surfboard on the crest and face of a wave which is carrying the surfer towards the shore. Waves suitable for surfing are found primarily in the ocean. Goa is one of the best destination offers surfing in India.

DO- Observe right of wave and paddling

The surfer up and riding the wave first or who is closest to the breaking (serious) section of the wave has priority.

The surfer on the wave has priority over the surfer paddling out. When paddling out to the break it is your responsibility to steer clear of other surfers riding waves. If you find yourself caught inside the breaking of a wave, head towards the white water, away from the clean face of the wave where the surfer is heading.

Once you have finished riding a wave, always return to the line-up by paddling around the break, not through it, to avoid other surfers. When paddling back out, don't paddle in front of someone riding a wave unless you're well, well in front of them. You must paddle behind those who are riding and take the whitewater hit or duck dive.

A beginner you should try to avoid paddling out into the middle of a pack of experienced surfers. Try to learning to surf in quieter, less crowded waters. Do respect the beach and locals and apologize for any mistake.

Don't- Drop in, Snake, Hog the wave, let go of your board

A 'drop in' happens when another surfer catches the same wave disregarding the other surfer's priority. Cutting in front of another surfer's right of way when they are about to take off on a wave, OR they're already riding a wave, is annoying and can be dangerous.

This is probably the most important part of the surfing etiquette. Snaking' is when a surfer paddles under, around, or over the top of another surfer to get position on a wave (in essence, stealing it). It is also known as burning, ruining, cutting off, or fading. It’s not immediately dangerous to your health but it is extremely frustrating. You cannot cut the lineup; you have to wait your turn.

A 'wave hog' is simply someone who will not share a wave. Even if you can paddle out the furthest and catch all the waves it does not mean you should. Other surfers will quickly get annoyed at this kind of behaviour and will simply drop in on you at every opportunity. This is a hard rule for beginners, but if you manage to avoid picking up the habit you will be a much better surfer.

When you're paddling out and you’re confronted by a breaking wave do not let go of your board. This could potentially be dangerous and cause harm to another surfers. Learn to duck dive. It is important, especially when it’s crowded to always try to maintain contact with your surfboard. If you throw your board and there is someone paddling out behind you, there’s going to be carnage.

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