Kinds of waves

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Kinds of waves

Postby Miguelito » Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:45 am

I'm sorry for this noob question but I've just started surfing a couple of weeks ago and someone asked me what kind of wave did I ride and I just went blank. Can someone help me determine what kind of wave this is?
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Re: Kinds of waves

Postby cnevster » Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:45 pm

A small "reform" wave.

It's broken further out and the whitewater is now reforming into another wave as it hits another sandbank.
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Re: Kinds of waves

Postby Black » Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:05 pm

The two main categories of wave are beech break or reef break. So if its a sandy bottom its a beach break and if its rock/coral its a reef.
So in that photo you might say you are catching the reforms on your local beach break.
You may have been on that wave a while though having caught it out back and ridden it right in to get the reform as well. The wave looks "fat" too so you could say 'I surf fat beachbreaks!'
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Re: Kinds of waves

Postby Philshoz » Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:59 pm

I thought that was you Black at your local 'beechbreak' :wink:
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Re: Kinds of waves

Postby Black » Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:15 pm

Philshoz wrote:I thought that was you Black at your local 'beechbreak' :wink:

I spelt it right elsewhere, must be relaxed! And now I notice I completely forgot point break!!!! I wish I knew stuff! :lol:
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Re: Kinds of waves

Postby Chris F » Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:37 am

Philshoz wrote:I thought that was you Black at your local 'beechbreak' :wink:


I knew he wood get it wrong.
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