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Lyall Bay surfers need some written rules

Apr 5th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Multimedia, News

A SIGN explaining surfing etiquette  may be needed at Wellington’s Lyall Bay as the waves get more crowded.

Surfing is getting more popular at the city’s surf hotspot, say regulars, and some think Wellington City Council should consider signs like those on Manly Beach in Sydney.

As crowds increase, the result is more-frequent collisions and a little bit of surf rage.

The Manly signs outline a code or etiquette for surfing.

There appears to be strong differences of opinion even among surfers on the council payroll as to whether a sign would work or be ignored and vandalised, says council  spokesperson Richard MacLean.

“One school of thought says surfers don’t like being told what to do,” he says.

“We’ve not heard anything from the local board-riders’ association, but if anyone wants to push the idea along then I’m sure we’d be happy to discuss it.”

NewsWire went to Lyall Bay and asked local surfers to come up with a solution:

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