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Surfers generally have a rep for being nice chaps and chapettes.

After all, that fresh air and sea water would make anyone feel laid back and chilled, right?

Surfing: How You Think You Look Vs. How You Actually Look

There are some rules and etiquette on the beach however and if you don't respect the rules of the surfer life, you might not always find them to be so friendly...

Here's our guide to the things most like to get you into a punch up with waveriders in the ocean this summer.

1) Snake in on their wave

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2) Casually float across the front of a wave they're riding

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3) Refer to them as a bodyboarder all day

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4) Sit in the line up on a bodyboard

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5) Turn off their alarm when the waves are good

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6) Surf a local's only break

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7) Ask if their favourite film is Blue Crush

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8) Ask if their favourite band is The Beach Boys

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9) Insist to only refer to them as "DUUUUDE"

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10) Pull on their leash as they're walking into the whitewater

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11) Pull on their leash as they go for a wave

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12) Shout "SHARK!" whenever they get on a decent wave

The classic poster image from the first release of the film Jaws.

13) Wax the base of their board

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14) Draw on their board

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15) Break their board

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16) Wear their wetsuit and leave it inside out on the sand

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17) Get REAL close to them in the line up...

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18) ....Then stay there all day and don't catch any waves

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19) Loudly laugh and point at them when they miss a wave

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20) Cough 'KOOK' under your breath every time they wipe out

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21) ....Then loudly talk about your 'sick barrel'

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22) Bring a burger and chips to the beach and leave your wrappers behind

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23) Punch a small child in the face

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24) Insult their mum

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25) Don't apologise for any of the above

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