4 Simple Ocean Observations to Improve Your Surfing

Video from the Surf Rat

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