Wind and water surface

Learn how the wind impacts the water surface and tips for swimming efficiently in windy conditions.

We’ve learnt previously that wind plays a major role in the creation of waves, it also has a role in what the wave looks like as it’s breaking.

The direction the wind is blowing will create different beach and water conditions (some good, some not so good), and knowing this can help you choose the best beach to swim at, at what time, or it can save you a trip to the beach in the first place.

When you’re in an event, understanding which way the wind is blowing over the swim course can help you plan how you navigate your swim, and there are small changes to your technique that will help you swim more efficiently.


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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.

Swimming over waves

In this lesson you will learn how to spot waves you can swim over and the technique for doing so.

Types of waves

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

Bottom diving

In this lesson you will learn how to dive to the bottom of the ocean to escape large waves and use the seafloor to propel yourself back to the surface.

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