"Welcome to Ditch Plains." Wonder what the standard for surfing etiquette is out in Montauk? Check out the official philosophy, ruiles of the road and safety guidelines from our friends over at the Surf Rider Foundation, Long Island Chapter....
Welcome To Ditch Plains SURFING ETIQUETTE
If you give respect, you will get respect
Courtesy is contagious - Dont' be a wavehog
Help and encourage those with less experience
When the waves are small or crowded, RELAX!!
RULES OF THE ROAD
Look both ways before taking off
DON'T DROP IN !!!
The first person to catch a wave has the right of way
When more than one surfer catches a wave at the same time, the one closest to the curl has right of way
Paddle around the lineup, not through it
If a paddler is caught inside, let the surfer ont he wave pass, and then paddle out behind him
ALWAYS HOLD ONTO YOUR BOARD!!!
Study the waves and currents before paddling out
Be aware of and ready to react to others at all times
Don't swim near surfers or surf near swimmers
Respect the Beach!!
[photos via uppereastside]