Every year the world famous surf of Raglan, New Zealand, attracts people from all over the world for surfing. In a recent article titled, "Raglan locals lay down the surf law after too many collisions with newcomers," stated that local surfers have begun fundraising to pay for surfing etiquette signs to be posted at the beaches for newcomers. Surfing etiquette while typically an unwritten code of ethics for surfers, would be posted at the beaches for everyone to see. The intent is to educate visitors about the rules of the waves so that collisions can be reduced or eliminated. All of this came about after local Raglan surfers say that collisions have been increasing. A local surfer named Matt Thorley-Symes had to drive his friend to the hospital with a large gash in his right armpit that was from a visiting surfer colliding with him. According to Surf Survival, 66% of surfing injuries are related to impacts also known was collisions. 55% of surfing impact injuries are the surfer and his or her surfboard and the other 11% of surfing injuries are related to surfers and another surfers surfboard, ie collision. Knowing the etiquette of surfing is essential to making surf breaks and beaches safer for everyone. In addition, to surfing etiquette the use of new Tourniquet Leg Ropes made by OMNA Inc., exponentially increase surfer safety and capabilities. OMNA leg ropes are designed for surfboard retention, also come standard with an integrated tourniquet that is approved by the TGA, and an optional drowning prevention quick release to rapidly detach the TQ cuff and leash in case the leash is tangled or caught on something underwater.
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