Surfing etiquette. If you don’t follow this, you are a kook . . . or worse. If you don’t follow the rules of the game, people will dislike you. Some people will hate you. Others will even try to beat the hell out of you. I am a non-violent person, but failure to follow the rules of surfing makes my blood boil.

This is what it’s all about: riding the waves.

Ah, wave selection. The difference between having a horrible session of close outs and walled waves and a great session of lined up corners and huge hacks. Pay attention.

Nothing says “kook” more quickly than carrying your board wrong. Learning how to hold your stick properly is not just for hormone-stricken teenage boys.

Halfway there. Click on the “learning” category to see the rest of these lessons.