CLEAR ADVANTAGES COME WITH SOME GREAT RESPONSABILITIES
Know where you are surfingTo surf safely, find out about local regulations, weather, tides, and currents before you set off. When you arrive at the spot, don't go into the water right away. If you have any doubt, ask the locals about surfing conditions. Take some time to observe and watch how and where the waves form and break.
ONE WAVE, ONE SURFERTo avoid collisions, only one surfer should be on the wave at any given time so do not take-off if you see someone on the wave. Wether it's a right or left wave, the surfer closest to the peak, has priority. With a Kahe board, it is easier to position oneself in the line-up and take more waves. As a courtesy, let the traditional surfers pass before you, even if you are closest to the peak.
TO GO BACK TO THE LINEUP, GO AROUNDIf you reach the peak, go around the surf area by going around the wave rather than back up directly. The point is to avoid colliding with other surfers or be in the way of surfers riding the wave. Be fair, Kahe boards allow you to pass the bar more easily, quickly and effortlessly. Take the time to go around the waves so you don't get in the way of a surfer in action.
EXPLORE OTHER POSSIBILITIESKahe boards give you many more options when it comes to surfing spots. Thanks to the electric assistance, you can surf less crowded spots, farther, some that may not be accessible on a traditional surfboard. So if the surf area or spot is a crowded, check out other peaks that are less crowded. Trust us, you can surf pretty much any waves, even the ones that are more mellow... and on the plus side, you'll be surfing by yourself.
DON'T EVER LET GO OF YOUR BOARDUsing leash is mandatory, but even when you try to go back to the lineup, don't ever let go of your board. It can be carried away and seriously injure another surfer behind. If you really do not have any other option, or if you know that you will not be able to hold onto your board, make sure there is no one behind you. If you have to let go of your board, then maybe, you should not be surfing this spot. Go to an easier spot.
FINALLY, ADMIRE THE PURISTSLastly and most importantly, admire the purists. They deserve it, they've worked hard to be at the level they are at and they did so without any assistance. They are passionate about the sport and we can understand them if they do not want to be bothered with too many newbies. So take the time to watch surf... maybe you'll learn some tricks.