Gone Surfing

BEACH RULES – SAIL SAFE GUIDELINES

It is very common that even the most experienced surfers lack knowledge of basic safety inside and outside the water. We therefore have beach rules to ensure everyone's safety. Their purpose is to protect our way of living without littering the environment and to make our beach a safe place for everyone.. If you have more suggestions please tell us.
*Keep in mind that the following are just guidelines. They are not formal or forced to anybody. The purpose  is to educate people and keep them safe.

In the Water

Keep in mind that there are swimming areas, a small harbour, and the entrance to the sea is marked by buoys.
We have to respect other sea users. First the fish, then the swimmers and we are last in this chain.
Be aware of the swimmers area and beach bars. 
Avoid conflict with others. You are a surfer and we like to keep the ZEN. Surf and have fun!

Avoiding a collision at all costs is the overriding rule of thumb, even if it means going against any of the following right of way principles. Use common sense.

Give Way to:

  • To ALL swimmers, snorkelers, divers, fisherman and beginners.
  • To the sailor on Starboard tack (it is the sailor sailing TO the beach here).  As you face the nose of your board, starboard is the right side, and port is the left.
  • The downwind board. This means that a board upwind (windward) overtaking a board downwind (leeward),must concede the right of way.

Use caution in any situation facing powerboats, jetskis etc. 

Do not force right of way on someone.
More experienced windsurfers should manoeuvre around new surfers and not expect them to completely understand the right-of-way rules or have full control over their board.
Look Back when you jibe every time!

Ask us about the weather forecasts or read the weather report.
Although the equipment is brand new and top of the line, nobody can guarantee it will not fail.
Do not sail in conditions which exceed your sailing skills.
If you have a problem in the water, do not panic, the sharks are well fed by us every morning. Sit on the board and wave your hands. Inform close by sailors.
If you see someone else having a problem help them if he/she is in danger and inform us as soon as possible.
Inform the Reception of every change you make, especially if you finished windsurfing.
If you do not feel well it’s better to take a day off.
Do not sail if you’ve drank alcohol.
We do not forbid peeing in the water, although the fish may not like it!

At the Beach

Leave your equipment at least 2 meters from the water. People love to walk along the beach and we don't want to block the entry/exit to the water for other windsurfers.
ALWAYS secure you equipment. NEVER leave your sail without being attached to the board.
If you are having a break for more than 20 minutes please put the rig back in the shack.
If you notice a problem with you equipment inform the reception and we will take care of it.
Please do not litter. It’s our small piece of paradise and we love it. Use the bins.
Do not leave anything Behind except for your footprints on the sand.
Respect other beach users especially if they are bigger than you.

Sail Safe, Respect Others, Have Fun

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