Open water swimmers occasionally hit turbulence and must face surface chop. While rough water and whitecaps are the bane of most open water swimmers and their escort pilots and crew, some experienced veterans prefer rough water conditions in a race so they can best utilize their ocean-faring skills.
While open water swimmers experience swimming in rough water, and usually have to do it over long periods of time, their colleagues in the ocean – the big-wave surfing community – also face turbulence. But it is of a totally different kind:
While open water swimmers do not use a surfboard, bodysurfing is still an essential skill for those who practice the art of open water swimming in the ocean where there are waves. Below are some bodysurfing articles previously posted:
* Body Surfing Sprint Workouts
* Bodysurfing Into The Finish
* Get Ready To Rumble In The Open Water
* Railroading To The Finish In The Open Water
* Body Surfing Into The Finish
* Body Surfing Beautifully
* Open Water Swimming Moves and Tactics
* Tabata Method In The Open Water
* The Beauty Of Body Surfing
* Interval Training In The Open Water
* Open Water Cousins Enjoy Endless Summer
* Bodysurfing, Ocean Skill Beautifully Presented
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