Wind, swell and waves

Learn how swell and waves are created, how this affects the waves we see at the beach.

In this lesson we’re learning about waves. There’s a lot to them, and the more you understand how they’re made up and how they organise themselves, the better prepared you’ll be to swim in them.

It’s always helpful to head to the beach after this lesson to have a look around and match what you’ve learnt, to your local beach.[/vc_column_text][vc_message style=”square” message_box_color=”success”]Too far from the beach? Try a surf cam on[/vc_message][vc_column_text]


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Negotiating waves

Learn how to identify different types of waves and choose the most efficient way to negotiate them.

Types of waves

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

Ocean Swimming Video Lessons

Sighting backward

In this lesson you will learn how to sight backward as part of your regular swimming stroke and why sighting backward is important when swimming to shore.

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.