08 Jan How To Read The Surf Conditions
Unlock the secrets to evaluating surf conditions with our latest video!
Whether you’re a beginner or an early intermediate surfer, understanding the waves is crucial for a successful surf session. Surfing is an individual sport, and everyone has different preferences for wave types. In this video, we break down the steps to make a personalized assessment of a beach or wave. From using Google Earth to exploring the area and getting excited about your surf destination to reading books and gathering essential information, we’ve got you covered.
Don’t forget to check out our recommended reading, the Storm Rider guides, for in-depth knowledge about surf spots. Learn how to assess if the wave is suitable for your skill level, understand wind conditions, and determine the type of wave (beach break, point break, or reef break).
Once you’ve done your research, it’s time to hit the beach! Watch for practical tips on assessing wave size, shape, and power in person. Discover the importance of watching surfers on the waves, identifying suitable wave heights, judging wave hollowness, and understanding wave shape.
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