Tag: waves

So What Do You Do?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The sea is rough, the waves are pounding along the coast, the swells are bouncing against the rocky shore. What is a swimmer to do? What would you do? Are you a risk-taker or are you risk-averse? Do you take a chance, wait for a lull in the surf, and then touch or scamper up the rocky shore? Or do you

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The Perfect Open Water Swimming Venue

The perfect open water swimming venue, if it ever existed, would have the following elements: 1. A beautiful sunset every evening. 2. A gorgeous sunrise every morning. 3. An occasional lightning storm that lights up the sky. 4. Cloudless full moons for night swimming. 5. A wide expanse of silky smooth white sand. 6. Cold water coming in on low tides (so you

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How To Measure Waves In The Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. One things that swimmers like to talk about is how extreme the conditions they have to face in the open water. The water temperature might feel really cold, but the thermometer never lies. The distance might feel very long, but the true straight-line GPS distance never lies. The size of the waves might

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