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Golden Rules Of Sailing In Waves

Going Out Through Waves

Rule: Those going out through breaking waves have right of way over those coming in – regardless of what tack they are on!

So if you find yourself on a defined wave, be that on a WindSUP or wave board, whether you’re in control or not, it’s your duty to keep clear of those going out through the waves, even if they are on Port Tack – yes Port Tack!

Who makes the first move? The person on the wave must keep clear.

Issues: When you get a flat-water lagoon in front of waves, you’ll have normal Port and Starboard rules, but as you cross into the waves, it can change.

Avoidance: The theory is that those on a wave have more speed to manoeuvre than those heading out more slowly through waves and white water.

Common Sense: Once again avoid contact, especially in waves with large WindSUP’s!


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