The more you learn about the science of ocean waves, the higher your capacity to find them, catch them and ride them will be. Toward that end, what follows is a brief outline of wave formation to help you integrate your knowledge of surfing with your understanding of waves. Three Types of Waves There are at least three types...
The more you learn about the science of ocean waves, the greater your capacity to find them, catch them and ride them will be.
One thing that sets a Barney from an aspiring surfer is understanding the fundamentals. One such fundamental is learning to pick the right wave.
Novice surfers often don't understand the importance of paddling and how much physical effort it requires. Many a first-time surfer will awake the following day to find their arms feeling like wet noodles. It then becomes apparent just how much paddling can take out of you from a physical standpoint.