Endorsed by Surfing Queensland, Surfrider Foundation and Gold Coast City Council
To get respect
Right of Way
The surfer furthest on the inside or closest to the peak has right of way. It’s their wave.
Drop in on a surfer who has right of way.
Snake a surfer by paddling inside or in front of them to catch a wave.
Paddle out wide of the break to avoid paddling through any surfer’s line on the wave. If you get caught inside, stay in the white water.
Remember to communicate
Communicate if you are going left or right
Surf within your ability – no big waves until you are ready.
Paddle hard and take off with commitment.
Do not let go of your board.
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