Watch: How not to rock off
Now that surfing is mainstream, whenever there's a swell every media outlet takes it upon themselves to warn of the dangers. See it on the tele, hear it on the radio, read it in the paper, not to mention the Bureau's hourly updates.
It all becomes background noise after a while.
But here's a timely reminder that it's worth heeding those warnings, especially if you're new to surfing, and paddling and duckdiving are two skills you're yet to master.
The video was shot on Saturday on Sydney's Northern Beaches during a solid 8-10 foot south swell. After being rejected by the ocean five times, old mate took the hint and chucked it in, fins somewhow still intact.
Footage courtesy of Alexa at Still Stoked.