|Surfing Rules of Conduct and Safety measures
1. Wave ownership (My Wave Rule):
The person closest to the breaking part of the wave has the right of way.
If someone is up and riding, paddling into the wave behind them does not give you the
wave. Also note: In many low-key breaks, the first person paddling for the wave owns it.
Do not expect this to apply in crowded conditions.
2. Dropping In (NEVER DO THIS):
Dropping in means taking off on a wave in front of someone who is already up and riding.
Don’t do this. Ever. No Exceptions!!!
3. Warming up and Stretching
We always recommend warming up and stretching before and after going surfing. if you
are new to the sport, you will find that surfing requires strength in many muscles, if you are
suffering from any injury or sensitivity right now, we DON'T recommend going surfing.
4. Paddling Out - How to get back to the break
Don't paddle straight out try to find the area where there is no waves breaking (this is
called the shoulder or channel) this usually means paddling around the wave breaking area
Don't go surfing where you will NOT be able to swim back to shore without our Surfboard
Surfing has an unwritten code of respect. Don’t take all the waves. Let a few pass you by. If
you are new to a break or location, paddle in casually, smiling. Get a little eye contact so
people know you are there to have fun and you’re not there to get in their way.
Also, sit on the shoulder and observe who in the water are the better surfers,
and you may want to keep out of their line. The shoulder of the wave is often safest if you
are learning and there are lots of people out.
|Please read our Water Safety page and also visit the Honolulu City &
County ocean safety pages at:
|Your Safety is our first priority!
It should be yours as well