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Top 5 Surfing Etiquette Tips




Hossegor is home to some of the most incredible surfers and waves in the world. With several beaches that are fit for different level surfers, Hossegor brings people from all over the world. Hossegor also hosts the Quiksilver Pro competition, which showcases some of the most skilled surfers. If you are looking to learn how to surf, ECW's surf camp can teach you the foundations of surfing so you can enjoy cruising on the waves. While surfing is a free sport, there are some etiquette rules to consider before hitting the water! Before getting in the water, it's essential to recognize some of the common steps surfers take. Below, we break down a few etiquette tips to keep in mind when you are about to embark on a surf trip.







The ocean is for everyone to enjoy. Hossegor is a surfer's paradise, and by respect those around you on the water, it makes the experience enjoyable for everyone. Take a look around you and be aware of everyone in the water and the waves. It's important not to steal a wave from someone.




It can be challenging to navigate the different surfing "rules" as a new surfer. One of the most common things to understand it "right of way." The person that is closest to the breaking wave is the one that has the right of way on the water.




One of the most important things to a surfer is their gear. Gear can be expensive, so it's best to treat everything with the highest level of respect.




Based on the weather and beaches, there may be some rules that you need to pay attention to before jumping on your board and hitting the water. Remember that surf board riders cannot surf in between the flags on a patrolled beach.





Accidents happen everywhere, and the ocean is no exception. If you have a collision with someone or make an error on the water, own up and apologize to them. Mishaps can sometimes occur when you least expect them to. By taking accountability, you can earn respect from fellow surfers.





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