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Understanding Beach Breaks

beach breaks

Our first sessions are usually on beach breaks. They are a bit safer, have a nice, flat, sand bottom and are the best way to get you into surfing. But beach breaks are also difficult to understand, unpredictable and keep the advancing surfer on their toes. This is mainly because of a sea floor that never stops moving (the sand). The sand gets pushed around by waves, currents, and the changing tide. Learning to keep on top of a morphing beach break will keep you out of trouble and get you more waves. In this video we will talk about:

  • Why the sand moves and how it affects the surf
  • Things to look for before you head out
  • How adapting to the situation will mean more waves come to you
  • Why it’s important to move around, chasing down peaks

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