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Surf Science – The Importance of Swell Angle

Surf Science – The Importance of Swell Angle

Surfers love to create unrealistic expectations about waves we’ve yet to catch. (more…)

Surf Science – What Makes a Good Surf Spot

Surf Science – What Makes a Good Surf Spot

Surf Science – What Makes a Good Surf Spot?

Surf Science – What Makes a Good Surf Spot?

Surf Science – Why Do Waves Break?

Surf Science – Why Do Waves Break?

Surf Science – Cold Water in Costa Rica?

Surf Science – Cold Water in Costa Rica?

Surf Science – The Science of Stoke

Surf Science – The Science of Stoke

The Science of Stoke: Why does surfing make us happy? The ongoing theme of this column has mostly focused on the science surrounding wave mechanics, surf-forecasting, meteorol

Surf Science: Tamarindo Spot Check

Surf Science: Tamarindo Spot Check

In the previous Surf Science articles, we have explored: how waves are created, the importance of swell period, the different swell producers of Costa Rica, and the weather me

Surf Science: The Papagayo Winds

Surf Science: The Papagayo Winds

As I sit here writing this article sometime in mid-January, powerful gusts of wind rattle the windows of my apartment, and the sound of falling branches on the roof above my h

The Swell Producers of Costa Rica

The Swell Producers of Costa Rica

Waves are nothing more than traveling vessels of energy. Born from strong winds blowing in all corners of the planet, ocean waves traverse thousands of miles through open wate

The Importance of Swell Period

The Importance of Swell Period

As it relates to surfing, we call the distance between 2 consecutive waves ,Swell Period, and it is measured in seconds. So let’s imagine for a moment you are out in the wat

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