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Bomba: Tell me about wave priority

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Bomba is here to teach you the basics, now do us all a favour and read about wave priority before dropping in and snaking waves

Hey, welcome to the surf scene in Malta! Before you hit the waves, it’s important to understand the concept of wave priority.

Basically, wave priority is a set of rules that determine who has the right to catch a wave. It’s all about fairness and preventing collisions in the water.

The first rule is that the person closest to the peak of the wave has priority. This means that if you’re closer to the point where the wave is breaking, you have the right to catch it first.

Another rule is that the person who is already up and riding has priority over someone who is still paddling for a wave. So, if you’re already up and riding, don’t be surprised if someone else paddles for the same wave but you still get to ride it.

Lastly, the person who is going in the same direction as the wave has priority over someone who is going the opposite direction.

It’s important to always be aware of your surroundings and keep an eye out for other surfers while you’re in the water. Remember, wave priority helps ensure a safe and enjoyable surf session for everyone involved. So, always be aware, be respectful and enjoy the ride!

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Bomba is here to teach you the basics, now do us all a favour and read about wave priority before dropping in and snaking waves