Types of waves

Learn about the different types of waves you'll encounter in the surf zone and how they're formed.

In this lesson you’re going to learn about the different types of waves you’ll encounter in the surf zone and how they’re formed.


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Sighting backstroke

In this lesson you will learn how to perform sighting backstroke and why it’s an important technique for swimming back through the wave zone to shore.

Sets and lulls

Learn what sets and lulls are, and how to use them to time your swim out and in through the surf zone.

Surf zones

Learn how to divide the surf zone into three parts to focus your energy where it’s needed, when it’s needed.

Wave distance

Learn about how the distance between waves can impact on your energy levels and efficiency in the surf.

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