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Surf Etiquette: The Right Way to Catch a Wave

Before you dip a toe into the water, take a few minutes to do some reconnaissance from the beach. Chat with people coming in from a surf, watch for rocks and rips in the water and how the waves are breaking. This due diligence is important not only for your safety, but also to avoid needlessly getting in anyone's way in the water.