Education

Go on, it’s easier than you think

Are you lacking the belief to hit the open water for the first time, or step up to a longer distance or more challenging course? It’s easier than you think!

How to read a surf report as an ocean swimmer

Surf reports tend to be written for surfers, but as ocean swimmers, we can get everything we need from these reports to help us determine whether the conditions will be good for ocean swimming, or not.

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?’

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.

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.

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.

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

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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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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