CLEAR ADVANTAGES COME WITH SOME GREAT RESPONSABILITIES
For more fun and to reduce the risk of accidents, you must respect for other surfers. The rules of surfing apply to all, traditional surfers and especially, surfers with an electric assistance. Being equipped with the M-Core assistance gives you a clear advantage over other surfers. In order to keep the surfing spirit high and enjoy your session to the fullest, we advise you to read the KAHE surfer's charter.
LEAVE THE PEAK TO OTHERS :)Thanks to the electric assistance, you can surf off the peak, surf the shoulder, surf the secondary waves. Trust us, you can also surf even when the conditions are not the great ones : waves too small, too soft, or misplaced. It enlarges the playing field... And the very positive side : you participate in unclogging the peak!
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.
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.