SYDNEY, Australia (AP) - If surfers can't hang five and control their tempers out on the waves, then police may have to join them out there.
Surf rage has turned into such a problem that the Surfrider Foundation Australia is taking legal advice, warning wave riders that police may soon begin patrolling the ocean and posting a code of ethics at beaches to educate surfers on etiquette, "The Daily Telegraph" reported Monday.
"It's very important we address this in a self-regulatory way," said Don Osborne, an SFA delegate. "If we don't, the authorities will step in and create a legal structure for the surf. We could have police on jet skis, and how bad would that be? It's just not what surfing's about, it's meant to be a mellow thing."