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The Surf God giveth & taketh away

When storm swells roll in they can reshape the topography of the seafloor, leaving behind sandbanks and waves of an unknown quality so the question is always ‘will Huey the Surf God be kind?’

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Have you got that sinking feeling in whitewater?

Does it feel like you’re going nowhere fast when swimming in whitewater? Learn how the density of water affects your ability to swim efficiently in turbulent whitewater and how to best negotiate it.

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Respecting the toothless tiger

Taking on big and rough looking surf conditions at an event can be tough, but you shouldn’t be making it harder on yourself by forgetting some of the basics of surf navigation.

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Q&A: When are big waves, too big?

How do you know when the waves are too big for you? Is it as simple as finding out the wave height, or is there more to it?

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What’s the time Mr Rip?

Learn how to navigate rip currents more efficiently and reduce the chance of swimming onto sandbanks and into the surf zone.

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You need to be swimming more

If you want to be strong and confident swimming in the ocean, it all starts with being a strong and confident swimmer.

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The power of reflection

The ocean provides us with endless opportunities to learn from our mistakes, test our skills, and develop our surf sense – if we take the time to reflect.

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Different strokes for different folks

When transferring from the pool to open water, there are some slight variations you can make to your swimming stroke when waves, wind chop and swimmer wash make the water surface bumpier.

Andrew developing his Surf Sense
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The surf sense ‘silver bullet’

Are you looking for the ‘silver bullet’ to becoming a confident and strong ocean swimmer? It’s a question we get a lot and we have the answer for you.

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Andre talks ocean swimming on The Pod podcast

Andre dives deep into the sport of ocean swimming, with insights into the sport’s history, events, lifestyle, techniques, competitive tactics and where it all started for OceanFit.

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A guide to family beach safety

Beach days can be a daunting experience for parents but with our handy family beach safety guide and equipment checklist you’ll feel that much better.

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The finish is right behind you

The Hawaiians say ‘never turn your back on the ocean’, and that advice rings true for finishing ocean swims.

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Relax and keep your head down

If you find yourself fighting the open water and using up energy quickly, you might be swimming like this.

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