I’ve been going on and on about the rain, runoff, pollution and wait time lately. And here in SoCal, the general rule of thumb is to wait 72 hours after rain before getting back in the water. I always just assumed this was the worldwide rule. But having surfing tweeps around the world, I am learning that is not the case at all. It really depends on where you live and your level of bravery (and what the surf conditions are after the rain!). So we ask you, how long do you wait?