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How to sit on top of a surfboard

If you've seen surfers when they are beyond the breaking waves, waiting for their next wave, you may have noticed that they are no longer lying prone on their surfboards but are sitting up on them. This is to enable a surfer to get a better look at the oncoming waves. The next thing to...

How to survive to a Rip current

A rip current is a narrow, fast-moving channel of water that starts near the beach and extends offshore through the line of breaking waves. If you do get caught in a rip current, the best thing you can do is stay calm. It's not going to pull you underwater, it's just going to pull you away...

Priority rules in Surfing

How can you tell when a surfer has right of way over another wave rider? What is priority in surfing?

Surfing is the sport of catching waves before they break. As a result, surfers need to position themselves in the lineup so that they can catch the rollers in the...

The Mavericks Surf Challenge 2018

Legendary surfing, lifeguard and waterman Brian Keaulana's father, Buffalo Keaulana, used to tell his son as a young boy, "We're not divided by land - we're connected by water." With this story of aloha, Keaulana kicked off a morning of in-water safety training for the big wave community in Half Moon Bay, CA, setting the tone...