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.

Basics on avoiding collisions in the surf:

- Learn Surf Etiquette, or

This is a good one,

- 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.