A number of unwritten rules made to keep surfers safe.

Learn the important unwritten rules of surfing: A code of conduct to stay safe and to be respectful of other surfers.

As a beginner, your first experiences in the water can be quite intimidating. Not only are you in a new environment, there are also other surfers around you on the spot, with different skill levels. We very commonly hear beginners say: “I’m scared I’m going to get in somebody’s way”, “I don’t want to take anyone else’s wave”, “I don’t want to damage other surfers’ equipment”, etc.

The 10 rules below will clarify what we call a “code of conduct”: unwritten rules made to keep surfers safe, to be respectful of one another and to keep a good vibe in the water.