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  • ​Wherever possible, surf at a lifeguarded beach and follow the advice of the lifeguards.

  • Novices should surf between the black and white flags.

  • Ask a lifeguard for advice on where to surf.

  • Always have a lesson at an approved BSA or ISA school.

  • Always wear your leash.

  • If you get into trouble, don't abandon your board – it will keep you afloat. Wave your hand and shout for help.

  • Never surf alone.

  • Never surf between the red and yellow flags.

  • Never drop in on another surfer.

  • If you are hiring a board, aim to use a member of the Surf Hire Safety scheme.