1. You look at beaches like this and think they are totally pointless...

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Tropical Beach Paradise

2. You spot ripples - on a lake, river or in your bathtub - and think, I could surf that...

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Wave Tiny Ripple

3. You rejoice when headlines like this hit the newspaper...

Sun Headline Big Waves Cornwall Newquay

Sun Headline Big Waves Cornwall Newquay

4. But cry when you spot the wind speed....

Sun Headline Big Waves Cornwall Newquay 2

Sun Headline Big Waves Cornwall Newquay 2

5. You know the price of beer in Australia, France, Portugal and Cornwall...

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Beer Pub Bar Pint

6. Morocco means more to you than tagine, camels and souks...

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Morocco Surfing Imsouane 10

7. The two photos you never delete from your phone – apart from your dog and other half – is your proudest moment

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Morocco Surfing Imsouane 5

8. You refer to certain people by their first names, even though you’ve never met them. Despite the fact your non-surfer mates have no idea who Kelly, Steph or John John are…

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Kelly Slater Surfing Champion

9. Your ears prick up when you mention “corduroy"


10. You become unnerved when people mention “Men In Grey Suits"

Men In Grey Suits

Men In Grey Suits

11. And know "Magic Seaweed" isn't some weird children's book about an enchanted piece of algae

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Seaweed Ocean Sea

12. You wear flip flops even when it's 4°C out..

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Summer flip flop sandals on the white snow

13. You are the first person wearing shorts in the spring

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14. And you are the one who can open a beer with your flip flop...

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Reef Flip Flops Beer Bottle Opener

15. You are obsessed with avoiding using plastic bags and bottles



16. Your choice of car revolves around whether you'll be able to fit your surfboard inside or not

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Surfboard Too Big Car Longboard Surfing

17. To you, a honeymoon looks like this...

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Surfing Couple

18. Not this...

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Couple relaxing at the poolside

19. You have a degree-standard knowledge of meteorology despite never having opened a book...

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Meterology Weather Surfing Waves

20. You think peeing on yourself is totally normal behaviour

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21. You have a tendency to get up at 5am and stare out the window...

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22. You can always pick out the surfer in the crowd....

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Crowd People

23. And give them a nod. Because, you know, they get it.

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