BSA Code of Conduct
All surfers must be able to swim at least 50 metres in open water.
Ensure that you are covered by Public Liability Insurance for surfing (becoming a BSA member gives you this insurance)
Keep your surfing equipment in good condition.
Always wear a surf leash to prevent you from losing your surfboard (or bodyboard).
- For you your board is a safety device, to others it may be a lethal weapon.
- Have consideration for other water users including anglers.
- Never surf alone or immediately after eating a meal.
- Always return to the beach before nightfall.
- Never mix surfing with alcohol or drugs.
- Always wear a wetsuit when surfing in Britain.
- If you are new to the sport never hire a surfboard without first having a surfingl esson.
- Be considerate of other beach users especially when carrying your board to and from the water.
- When possible use a lifeguard patrolled beach. Obey the lifeguards instructions and be prepared
- to assist them if required.
- Where possible surf in a recognised surfing area
(e.g. in between the black and white checked flags).
- When paddling out avoid surfers who are riding waves.
- When taking a wave see that you are clear of other surfers.
- Remember, if someone else is already riding the wave you must not take off.
- Be environmentally friendly. Always leave the beach and other areas as you would wish to find them.