Surf – Riding the Wave

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Surfing instructor Owen Mulford demonstrates how to ride a wave on a surf board.

    Owen Mulford

    Casey Mulford and Owen Mulford – Co-Founders of Billabong’s OC Groms Surf School, Ocean City, MD OC Groms Surf School was started in 2004 and from that time we have given over 2,000 lessons to children and adults of all ages. OC Groms Surf School specializes in teaching basic fundamentals of surfing, surf etiquette, water safety, and general ocean knowledge for the novice and for the more seasoned surfer, OC Groms teaches the finer nuances of surfing as well. As an instructor myself, I have been teaching surfing for 8 years and have instilled the passion of surfing into thousands of campers. All our instructors are CPR and first aid certified and have been teaching for many years themselves. If you take a surf lesson, make sure the counselors are properly trained in life saving procedures.

    Hi, this is Owen with Billabongs O.

    C. Groms Surf Camp, headquartered at K-Coast Surf Shop, 35st Street in Ocean City, Maryland. Today we are learning how to surf and now we are taking about riding the wave, and wave etiquette. Once we pop to the feet, we are on the board and we are well-balanced, we look sober, and we could ride away into the beach. Some important points to note are wave etiquette. We want to make sure to avoid any collisions with other surfers and people swimming in the ocean. And in order to do so, we judge our body against the other surfer and our position on the wave. Always have a peak -- the peaks is the highest point of the wave, flowing outward to the shoulders of the wave. The person who is closest to the peak has the right of way. Anyone to the outside, moving out along the shoulders, must give that person a right of way, to avoid the collisions that I alluded to. Now that we are able to ride the wave free of congestion, we can talk about some safety points.