Waves

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.

The tortoise and the hare

This well-known fable is a great reminder to ocean swimmers of all ages, that there’s more to swimming through the surf than speed.

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.

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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ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #005 – John Locco

John Locco has braved the icy waters of Brighton nearly every day since 1973, going on to become the founder of Melbourne’s famous Brighton Icebergers open water swimming club.

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