Rebecca Robert's report on predicting surf
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Waves: How Wind Whips Up the Perfect Swell
Want to understand how to predict when the good waves are
coming to your shore? It helps to start with the basics behind
the formation of ocean waves.
Science of Surfing
A little physics can go a long way on that shortboard.
of the Tides
Tides can effect surf as much as winds. Find out how tides work
with these on-the-beach (or in your kitchen) activities.
surf at your beach!
to plan ahead to escape from work early and catch some waves?
Try your hand at figuring out when the sweetest swells will hit
Drain: Choosing a Surf Site After a Storm
Choosing the right day to surf isn't just about the weather. If
you paddle out too soon after a storm, you may find yourself floating
amidst the runoff from your neighbor's gutter.
Surfer Roy Earnest has been surfing since 1979. He's also a longtime
social worker, dealing with older people. in 1994, he made the
film "Surfing for Life," in which the surfers are "still
stoked and surfing in their 70s, 80s, and 90s!"
Do Scientists Measure and Predict Storms and Climate?
Learn about the earth's
hydrosphere from our Global Climate Change site.
and Surf Report Resources
Where to find weather information and more background on wave
formation and other stuff surfers care about.
the "Hanging Ten" site by Lily Rodrigez, drawings by
Steve Kearsley, video by Liz Spencer