Wave Rider Scout Interest Badge

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Badge requirements[edit]

Wave Rider Interest Badge
  1. Pass or have passed the Swimming Scoutcraft Badge.
  2. Own a surfboard/body-board/paddle-ski and demonstrate how to care for it.
  3. Discuss the local rules governing wave riding. There should be strong emphasis on safe practices, courtesy and etiquette in the water.
  4. This badge must be passed in a good surf break with recognised peaking waves which will enable the boy/girl to recognise where the peaks are breaking and must position him/herself correctly for take off.
  5. Show control of your board in waves up to two metres high.
  6. Show understanding of weather conditions suitable for wave riding.
  7. Discuss with the examiner the condition of the surf.
  8. Show control of your board/ski in all sizes of waves (up to 1.5 metres) and accomplish 3 different turns within a single ride turn.
  9. Have logged at least 30 hours of surfing.
  10. Assist a fellow surfer who has lost his/her board back to shore.
  11. Know how competitions are judged.

Requirements in PDF[edit]

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