Magicseaweed – 5 Ways to Keep You in the Water for Longer
GALLERY: The Crazy Storm Ciara Sessions that Rumbled Europe
A huge pulse of swell was on the way to Europe, later it was officially named Storm Ciara (that’s KEE-rah). Eyes immediately popped, then skirted the North Atlantic down to Nazare, of course. It just so happened that a contingent of the world’s best were there yesterday, treating the huge conditions as a warm up for today’s tow-only competition
5 Ways to Keep You in the Water For Longer
Having trouble keeping it up? The froth, that is. Don’t worry, it happens to all of us. When we are young, we can seemingly surf all day, but as we get older, our sessions tend to get shorter and less frequent. This is due to a variety of factors, such as ageing bodies, diminishing strength and endurance, responsibilities that get in the way of consistent sessions, and the propensity of adults to spend more time in their heads than we do in the moment.
How To: Track a Swell and Calculate Storm Distance
At the coast, an observer will see a decrease in wave period from when the swell arrives until it disappears. The rate at which the period decreases depends on how far the swell has travelled; it will decrease quickly if the swell came from a close-by storm, and it will decrease more gradually if the storm was further away.
Insane Waves That Are Now Extinct
There are few things more sacred to surfers than our waves. We recognise them at a glance; spend hundreds of hours seeking them out and thousands of hours learning their moods, then put just as much energy into keeping them secret and “protecting” them from overcrowding and ruin.