Offshore Sea Breezes

Offshore Sea Breezes

We fondly recall the lecture that Captain Tim Johnson gave at the Global Open Water Swimming Conference in New York City, called Swimming in the Stream.

We learned a tremendous amount of basic and advanced information on how to best swim around a peninsula and other situations that open water swimmers find themselves in different situation.

One of the elementary facts that Captain Johnson shared was the difference between offshore and onshore sea breezes. An onshore breeze is when the wind direction brings a cooling wind from the ocean towards land. It occurs during the day.

At night the breeze reverses after a lull. An offshore breeze flows from the land out towards the sea.

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