Sit Inside or Wait for the Wider Ones
Sitting inside can be a great way to increase your wave count, but you might have to “pay the price” if a bigger set comes through. You must be ready to get out of other surfers’ lines.
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“Sitting inside” means waiting for waves further back than most of the other surfers. This way, you can catch the smaller, less perfect waves that surfers in front of you don’t want, or can’t paddle for. Sitting inside can be a great way to increase your wave count, but it requires experience because you might “pay the price”: if a bigger set comes through, you might not make it out over the bigger waves before they crash in front of you.
No Priority, and be ready to get out of the way!
Sitting on the inside means you have no priority on any waves that the surfers in front of you want to catch. You are there to catch the “scraps”, the waves that nobody want. Be careful, you must be ready to get out of other surfers’ lines. Other surfers can get annoyed if surfers sitting inside get in their way, so make sure you are vigilant and ready to move out of their line.
Waiting for the wider ones
You could also wait for the wider ones and sit further from the pack. On some spots, there’s the odd wave coming at a spot with a different angle. Depending on the conditions that day, it might be worth it!