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23 Things Surfers Do That Ordinary People Won’t Understand

You think peeing on yourself is totally normal behaviour

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. You become unnerved when people mention “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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12. You wear flip flops even when it’s 4°C out..

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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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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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17. To you, a honeymoon looks like this…

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18. Not this…

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

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

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