SURF | WORD OF CAUTION
Board sports can be very dangerous and impose physical demands on your body. Anyone thinking of learning to surf must understand that this kind of sport can lead to physical injury, even death. Please read the safety advice and instructions carefully before doing this sport. Everyone doing this activity must recognise the risks inherent in board sports.
• Before going anywhere near the water, take advice from a properly qualified surf instructor.
• Learn the basics of rescue and help techniques from a qualified person so you are able to provide first-responder assistance if needed.
• Check the weather forecast just before going out on the water and take advice about the specific conditions that apply at the site: wind speed and direction, times of tide changes, any dangerous currents, and any expected changes in the weather. Be especially aware of off-shore winds and currents that can carry you outside the safety zones towards the open sea. Never go out if the weather conditions are not appropriate.
• Never go out on the water alone. Always ensure that you provide someone you know but is not in your group with the precise details of your plans: where you are from, where you are thinking to go, what time you expect to be back, and what action to take if you are not back at the hour stated.
• Never use this board in waves if you haven’t undertaken a training course appropriate to the activity. Take a training course at a club or school so you can be sure you have the required properly adapted skills. And take a skills refresher course if necessary.
• When you are surfing, avoid going to overcrowded spots, and respect other surfers. Learn and respect the local rules, priorities and surf etiquette regarding getting on the waves.
• Make sure what you are wearing is properly adapted to the weather conditions. Cold wind and/or water can lead very quickly to hypothermia. And protect yourself from the hot sun too.
• Always use a board leash, attaching the board to your leg. Please remember, a leash will not save your life, it’s a safety device. It’s not there to save you if you’re not a good swimmer, or don’t understand the sea, the safety measures you need to take, or you lack common sense.
• Check your equipment for signs of wear and tear before every outing. Never go out on the water if you see signs of equipment failure.
• Never exceed the maximum rider size limits of your board as described in the instruction manual. Always respect the recommended rider position on the board to be sure that it will give you a well-balanced ride.
• Have a medical check-up before you start thinking about getting into extreme sports.
• Never over-estimate your skill level or your physical limits. Stay modest, stay safe.
• As with all water sports, there is always an element of risk, anything could happen at any moment. Never go further from the shore than you know you can swim to get back if necessary.
• If you have an accident/incident, your board provides extra buoyancy that could help save your life. Use it accordingly. And remember, you still need to know how to swim in open water.
• Read the instruction manual thoroughly, and any other information available online. If you want to add other elements to your equipment, make sure they are 100% approved by the manufacturer
• If you have the slightest doubt about your ability to swim in open water, the state of your equipment, the weather conditions, or the water conditions, DO NOT GO OUT! Ask advice from a qualified instructor, from your local shop or board maker, and try again later when you’re properly ready.
• Do not consume alcohol or drugs before using this product.
• ALWAYS respect nature, the environment, and all other water users.
HEAT AND SUN WARNING
Never leave your surfboard fully exposed to excessive heat and full sun when transporting it and when it is stored. You must pay special attention to protecting your board from heat and sun. Any excessive exposure could cause irreversible damage, especially to the deck pad and surface.
• Lose its shape and physical characteristics
• Come unstuck from the board itself
• Its colouring may fade
These problems are not covered by our product guarantee as they are the result of carelessness by the user, not faults in the production process or issues related to the quality of the product.
IMPORTANT GUIDANCE REGARDING THE BOARD LEASH
The board leash is an accessory intended to facilitate your surf activities. It is not a piece of safety equipment. This accessory is in no way intended to compensate any deficiency in your ability to surf, to swim, to understand the ocean, to understand and apply appropriate safety measures, or to having common sense. We accept no responsibility for any damage or injury to you or to others resulting from using the leash, correctly or incorrectly, or from your failure to understand how it should be used.
Before each ride, it is advisable to check the good condition of your leash, especially the parts at the ends of the leash. Check the plastics carefully as they may have weak points with use. Make sure you use the right length and diameter of leash for your board size and spot conditions.
Read and understand the following safety warnings in order to optimise your personal safety on the water:
• When you are recovering your board after a fall, never wind the leash cable around your fingers or hands: the power generated by a wave on your board can cause serious trauma to your hand that may lead to amputation of fingers in the most serious cases.
• Your leash may snag on submerged objects, especially if you are surfing close to coral reefs or rock formations. To avoid being dragged under you are strongly advised to regularly practice rapid removal of the velcro bracelet attached to your ankle (using the safety grab-loop) before your surf sessions.
We have selected top quality materials for the manufacture of this product, to ensure its optimum performance. All our products undergo rigorous quality and performance control. This enables us to fully guarantee the product’s component materials and manufacture which fully conform to government safety legislation.