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Surfing is a water sport where an athlete rides a wave standing or any other position on a board, or just with his body (body surfing).

In competition, each surfer has unconditional right of way for their chosen direction, left or right, based on their priority and dictated by the Priority and Interference Rules.

If a surfer without priority interferes with the ride of the surfer with priority, then a penalty may occur on the interfering surfer.