Waves are formed due to low pressure weather systems far out in the middle of the ocean. Much like dropping an object into a pool of water, waves spread out in a ripple like motion and can travel for hundreds and thousands of miles before hitting land or shallow water.
Surf safety is extremely important to ensure that you and everyone around you can have the maximum amount of fun in the safest environment possible. With winter on the horizon the Atlantic ocean and many others will be chucking up large swells left right and centre so it is highly important that you make sure you are familiar with everything mentioned on this page before hitting the water, it could just save your life!
We all know how easy it is when you get to the beach, to see the waves, put on your wetsuit, grab your board and go running into the sea without even thinking about a warm up. However it is very important to warm up properly before getting in the water. Surfing is an extremely intense full body workout so it is important to make sure all your muscles are ready for this to help prevent injury.
Now a surfboard isn’t quite as basic as ‘just a surfboard’. There are different parts to a surfboard, all of which serve a different purpose. We will break them down for you below so that you’re a little bit more in the know!