Tag: surface chop

Surface Chop In The Oceans vs. The Lake

It just has to get done. If you want to be prepared for everything in the open water, you should also practice under windy conditions and not avoid surface chop that comes with blustering winds. If you only practice in the early calm of the ocean or the tranquil glass of lakes on non-windy days, you simply won't be prepared for the inevitable. Train in

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Facing Rough Water Out In The Open

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. [Read more...] Copyright © 2012 by Open Water

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