Surfing is a sport, a life style, an incredible passion. Everybody should try it and benefit from its incredible and healthy effects.
The application Line App has been mainly developed to put the overall surfing community in the conditions to surf, whenever is possible, in the best and most appropriate way considering both conditions of the spots and surfing level.
For this reason, using Line App, all surfers and Surf Schools will be able to send “Surf Alerts” in order to share real time surf condition in a precise spot. Surf alerts are necessary to:
give the surfing Community a tangible “picture” of both the waves height and level of crowding in a spot, compared to the forecast data present in each spot’s page
help surfers to spread out around all active spots depending on their level and surfing conditions in order to avoid accidents in the water and over-crowding.
Our main goal is to make Surfers happier and respectful of everyone
In addition to all services within the application Line App, we have also developed an extra service called “Spot the Spot” – totally free and accessible directly in our online platform allowing people to collect only all active spots. All spots with flat condition will be automatically excluded.
It is of outmost importance to consider that not all surfers are able to surf at the same way.
This is the reason why within the application Line App, after the registration process, users are free to set their own level of surfing (from Level 1 – beginner to Level 4 – advanced) in order for the whole Line App community to assess the reliability of the information received.
Here below you can find all levels:
Beginner: a surfer who has already taken some surf lessons and is therefore able to stand on the surfboard riding small or foamy waves, reaching the shore also without falling. He/She obviously has limited skills in paddling and taking bigger wave on his/her own but still manages to maintain a relaxed posture, controlling fear and concentration on smaller waves.
Beginner/Intermediate: a surfer who knows how to stand on a surfboard and cut waves, without trying those basic maneuvers as comfortably as an intermediate surfer. He/She is definitely a surfer who still needs to refine his technique but, due to his/her level and time spent in water, he/she can not be absolutely considered a beginner.
Intermediate: a surfer with more technical skills and some years of practice in the water. He/She is confident in the water, even in more difficult and crowded conditions, and already able to surf medium-high waves, cutting them, both in front and back side. Moreover, he/she is a surfer able to perform some basic maneuvers including “bottom turn” and “cutback”.
Advanced: a surfer with high technical skills and many years of surfing behind him/her. He/she is a surfer who is extremely aware of all difficulties of the spots he/she is facing, as well as able to evaluate all entry points and risks with accurate precision. He/She is a surfer able to ride waves performing a set of maneuvers, even complex, with confidence and quality.
Here below, you can find 5 fundamentals to keep in mind for the benefit of the entire Surfing Community:
Do not “Drop-in”: Catching a wave already ridden by another surfer is strictly forbidden since it is one of the major causes of accidents and surf "localism". The surfer closest to the breaking point of the wave has the priority.
Avoid “Snaking”: Acting as a snake and positioning yourself to get the right of way for a wave, making a “S” around another surfer, represents an unfair behaviour.
Reach the line-up correctly: When entering the water or after surfing a wave, don’t paddle straight through the center of the lineup but paddle out where the waves are not breaking. Try to paddle behind surfers who are already up and, in case you really can’t, reach the point where the wave hit and duckdive.
Each spot needs a specific level of surfing: Before entering the water, try always to assess if surf conditions are at your reach. Observe the line-up and analyse both level of crowding and experience of surfers in the water. Moreover, question whether your level of training, your technical preparation and experience are appropriate to face a specific spot and its surfing conditions.
Do not ditch your surfboard and help those who need help: In all situations, especially when it’s crowded, try to maintain always control with your board, keeping it tight to you. Help other surfers both when they are in danger or need some advices, especially if beginners.
Our motto is Respectful Surfing is everyone’s Playground. Respect is one of the main attitude when surfing since it allows everyone to live and surf in a peaceful and fair environment. Mainly during events of localism, it’s important to show a peaceful and respectful attitude in order to avoid fights and accidents. But remember, we are all guests of the Sea/Ocean thus Respect is something to address mainly to it. Respect the beach, pick up your trash and safeguard the integrity of Mother Nature.
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