Blatant self promotion. It's true, surfers love photos of themselves! Photo by ESP
Surfer's won't force their girlfriends to take photos of them surfing, but they may suggest it. Surfers do like photos of themselves doing what they love, but usually not the ones their girlfriends take (unless they are really good!). The truth is, surfers ask their girlfriends to take photos as a distraction. We want you to feel involved and, more importantly, occupied while we're out in the water.
The world has surfers to thank for discovering and popularizing a lot of locations these days. Just think of all the awesome places that happen to have great surf?
Surfers love to travel, so their girlfriends are best to like it too. Plus, if your surfing boyfriend is willing to let you come along on his surf trip, you should feel fortunate as many would rather go with their buddies!
The main thing to be wary of is how surfers travel. Most surfers, myself included, don't travel luxuriously. If you're into 5-star hotels and first-class flights, or even basic amenities like proper toilets, AC, etc., you'll probably want to pass on joining some surf trips.
Surfers do have an interesting vernacular. It's not really hard to pick up on, but if you don't surf than you really don't need to know what's being said. Your surfing boyfriend doesn't want you to start talking like him and his buddies anyway. There are few things funnier or more embarrassing than a non-surfer trying to talk like one.
By the way, Bill and Ted!? Seriously? Ladies, watch North Shore. This will provide you with the most important terminologies your boyfriend is using, and what he means when he calls Bill and Ted (and maybe you) "barnyards".
Surfers may get a bit engrossed in online forecasts and zone out for a few minutes. They may miss one of the dozens of things you are trying to say to them during this short period of time, or may simply choose not to respond. Regardless, it will seem like a long time to you. This is probably because you've lost track of time reading celebrity gossip on TMZ or something.
I'll just leave this one because it makes me, and all surfers, sound like badasses!