Security rules

5 RULES FOR SAFE SURFING

1 / SURF AT YOUR LEVEL

Are you a beginner?
  • Stay in moss or small waves
  • Use a foam board
  • Don’t surf edge rolls
  • Protect your head in the event of a fall

2/ DON’T PANIC IF YOU’RE CAUGHT BY THE CURRENT

  • Don’t try to get back to the beach
  • Stay on your board
  • Shake your arms to alert the emergency services

3/ SMART SURF

  • Choose waves adapted to your level
  • Choose uncrowded spots
  • Never surf in stormy weather
  • Protect yourself from the sun
  • Use sunscreen

4/ RESPECTS SWIMMING AREAS.

5/ RESPECTS THE RULES OF PRIORITY AND CONVIVIALITY

  • Basic rule: 1 wave, 1 surfer
  • The surfer furthest inside the surf has priority
  • Don’t go on a wave if there’s someone ahead
  • Don’t let go of your board by doing “ducks”
  • Avoid collisions; bypass the surf zone to get out to sea.

PRACTICE STAND UP PADDLE SAFELY

To practice SUP, I know how to swim and I do not sail in stormy weather.

1/ I PRACTICE SUP AT SEA/OCEAN

  • I always use a leash
  • I find out about the weather forecast
A/ I sail between 300m and 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) and my sup exceeds 3.50 m
  • I inform of my departure
  • I sail with at least one other practitioner and by day
  • I must, in addition, equip myself:
  • Waterproof individual light tracking.
  • A vest and/or wetsuit (thermal protection)
  • A first aid kit and a means of communication
B/ I surf or sail up to 300 m = beach gear

In the waves, I respect the 5 great surf safety: respect for bath areas and priority rules, waves adapted to my level, little frequented spots, wearing leash

2/ I PRACTICE SUP IN INLAND WATER

A/ IN LAKE OR CANAL (WITHOUT CURRENT)
  • I always use a leash
  • It is recommended to use a buoyancy aid vest
B/ IN RIVER / RIVER (WITH CURRENT)
  • Leash is prohibited
  • I always use a buoyancy aid vest and closed shoes
  • If I start, I first get started on a calm body of water

Document published by the French Surfing Federation