Friday, 15 May 2009

Surf Safety In Wales


*All surfers must be able to swim at least 50 metres in open water

*Ensure that you are covered by Public Liability Insurance for surfing

*Keep your surfing equipment in good condition

*Always wear a surf leash to prevent you from losing your surfboard,For you

*Have consideration for other water users including anglers

*Never surf alone or immediately after eating a meal

*Never mix surfing with alcohol

*If you are new to the sport hire a surfboard but first having a surfing lesson
Be considerate of other beach users especially when carrying your board to and from the water

*Where possible surf in a recognised surfing area, (e.g. in between the black and white checked flags)

*When paddling out avoid surfers who are riding waves, by paddling to the white water

*When taking a wave see that you are clear of other surfers. Remember, if someone else is already riding the wave you must not take off. (dropping in)

*Be environmentally friendly. Always leave the beach and other areas as you would wish to find them