Science of the Surf

Summer reads for ocean swimmers

OceanFit’s top 5 open water books, perfect as a gift for an ocean swimmer or to enhance your knowledge & appreciation of the open water.

Myth of the collapsing sand bar

The media like to report of a ‘collapsing sand bar’ that cause people to be ‘dragged out to sea’ in rips but the idea that a sandbar can collapse is a myth.

Stuck between a rock and a hard place

Sand comes from the ocean and is brought onshore by wave action, but how did it get there in the first place? Learn about the geology that created the sandy beaches we see today.

Rip currents: Friend or foe?

Rip currents are the biggest hazard you’ll face at any surf beach and 30-40 people drown in rips annually in Australia making them worth knowing more about.

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Timing is everything

Timing plays a huge part in negotiating waves, and getting your timing right will make you a more efficient ocean swimmer in the surf zone.

Ocean swimming safety

Ocean swimming safety

The ocean is a hazardous environment at any time and ocean swimmers must always respect it. Learn how to stay safe while ocean swimming.

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