As a newbie, I have a question about surfing protocol and manners. There's quite a bit out there about manners out in the lineup, etc. What about other people's boards? Any do's and don'ts in that area?
Let me give an example from bikers (motorcycles, not bicyclists). In biker culture, it is absolutely, strictly taboo to touch another rider's bike in any way, shape or form. Hands off, period. Doing otherwise is a good way to get some major dental work. You just don't do it, period. Don't even ASK.
Are there any customs like this with surfboards? Is it uncool to touch somebody else's board or, heaven forbid, take it for a ride?