Anyone who has ever ventured down to their local surf spot will know that they are home to a colourful bunch of people. Those who are surfers might even find themselves reading about one of the following characters thinking that it all sounds very familiar. And if you haven’t ever had the sheer joy of encountering these guys we suggest that you head on down to the beach with this guide in tow. It’s a little like birdwatching or train spotting but in our opinion far more entertaining. Enjoy!
Ever been surfing in Bali? You’ll definitely have encountered these characters..
There’s something magical about a solo surf session. It’s peaceful to be alone on the ocean. No drop-ins, no snakes, no aggro vibe; just you and the waves.
The only thing that could make it better is a friend or two to cheer your awesome rides and jeer your wipeouts. However, with the ranks of surfers swelling while the number of surf breaks holds steady, how can you find empty waves?
Chances are good that you are either one of these people, know of these people, or have been one of these people.
Have you ever felt a strong desire to go surfing and the only surf spot with decent waves has 50 fellow surfers trying to catch a single wave? Well, it has happened to all surfers. It’s not a personal problem, so relax.
Whether you’re a free surfer or competitive wave ride, knowing how to position your surfboard in the line-up is critical. Learn how to get more and better waves.
Teaching newcomers and enforcing the unwritten (until now, I suppose) rules of the lineup ought to be a part of surf culture everywhere. Here’s a list of crucial teachable moments.