Check out my really short video on Surf Etiquette

While surfing a great set of freighter waves in Puget Sound, my neighbor Mark plowed into me - or maybe I was in the way? Either way, it happens.

http://www.youtube.com/user/tugwakesurfer#p/a/u/0/0LSpn-3fKpE

Basics on avoiding collisions in the surf:

- Learn Surf Etiquette, http://www.surf-etiquette.com/ or http://www.surfinghandbook.com/knowledge/surfing-etiquette/

This is a good one, http://www.surfdaddio.com/2010/07/a-kooks-guide-for-beginner-surfers/

- Pay attention to others around you.

- Like crossing a busy street, look both ways before catching a wave. Don't take off unless you have a clear path below you.

- Don't paddle out where others are surfing in. Use a rip or paddle out on out of the path of others surfing in.

- If there is a collision, don't yell, fight, or otherwise, talk it out - be cool.

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