The energy zones of a wave

Without waves, surfers are nothing. Take a look at the different energy zones that make a wave the ultimate resource for water sports enthusiasts.

The ocean produces four types of breaking waves, and the majority of them are rideable from a surfing perspective.

From the moment wind produces the first ripples until they reach the coastline, waves are in constant mutation, evolution, and change.

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How to duck dive

Learn how to avoid obliteration in the waves. Master the duck diving technique, and get out-the-back faster and effortlessly.

When the waves are small is relatively easy getting outside. All you need is to get the nose of your surfboard over the crumbling wave.

But when the surf gets rough, you must know how to survive the impact zone. Duck diving is the most efficient way of not getting pummeled and pushed back by a crashing wave.

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The facts and figures behind Kelly Slater's Surf Ranch

Welcome to Kelly Slater's Surf Ranch. Get ready to embark on a highly technical and scientific ride across the magnificent world of man-made waves.

The concept of the perfect wave has always been in the mind of the most successful pro surfer of all time. "I've been dreaming about this wave my whole life," Slater once admitted.

Could a human shape and mimic an ocean wave? How many variables should we consider to control the movement of a wave? Can waves be sculpted? How would you define a perfectly rideable wave?

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