Video from the Surf Rat
In chapter 1 of the how to surf series, we learn how to read the waves and the 4 things to that determine the shape and power of the waves we surf. We learn about these important factors:
- How wind affects the local texture of the water
- How swell is created and what numbers we want to see in the surf forecast.
- Why tides are important in shaping the waves.
- The sea floor, known as bathymetry, and why it is perhaps the most influential