The fourth rule is that you need to be strong and fit to surf. Always remember that you need to be a strong swimmer. If you lose your board, then you need to swim all the way to the shore and you should expect fighting rip tides which are potentially dangerous to surfers.
The fifth rule is that you should know when to bail. You already know that you have to hold on to your board at all times but there will also come a situation where you will need to know when to bail out of your board. This will prevent injuries in your part when you wipe out and it will also prevent injuries on other surfers that may be on your way.
The sixth rule is that you should always surf in patrolled beaches. It is a fact that finding a secret surfing place can be a lot of fun. But, you have to consider the fact that surfing has its potential dangers. By surfing in patrolled beaches, you can be sure that someone will be there to help you out in case you get in to trouble in the water.
The seventh rule is to never ever drop in. This means that you shouldn’t take someone else's wave. Always remember that the person nearest to the breaking part of the wave has priority for surfing the wave. Dropping in is considered to be rude as well as very dangerous.
The eight rule is you should never surf alone. Although it would be great to have the entire beach to yourself, you have to remember that surfing alone is very dangerous. Think of your surf buddies as your backup and also as your savior. They will be able to assist you if you do get in to trouble and you also need to do the same for them.
These are the things that you have to remember about surfing. By memorizing these rules by heart and by following them religiously, you can be sure that you and your fellow surfers will be able to have a lot of fun on your day at the beach riding the waves.