My surf rules

I made a few rules to do crossings together or alone:

  1. Responsible: others might be in danger or need help. Always look out for other watersport participants in need for help;
  2. Recordbreaking: it might mean the world to yourself for breaking a record, however it is not recommended to do it and break normal sailing rules (it is no fun and could ruin to other persons day)! For example you have to give the other sailor way if he is sailing at a downwind position and he is going upwind cutting you off;
  3. Know the (and your) condition(s)... Don't go far offshore in dangerous weather. Start with smaller crossings;
  4. Use good equipment, something you can trust. For example I use RDM masts, take a spare fin+bolts and rope, drinking water;
  5. Have a solid plan B, for example: if it is onshore wind and you would survive floating 1-2 hours on your board thats OK. 

Erik Loots

Erik is windsurfer for 10+ years. In his daily life he is professional in construction dewatering, advisor, troubleshooter. Erik likes adventures, explore and to challenge himself. During his life he is trying to get the best out of it and have respect for the earth, nature and future generations. The modern world is about sharing, in this blog Erik shares his experiences, selfreflection and lessons learned.

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