There is not surfing without these types of waves

The waves are the most important in the surf. There is no better feeling that surfing a good wave but, sometimes it can be difficult to differentiate them. Today, in this post, we offer you the keys to understand the terms with the waves are named in the surfing world.

Depending on how they break, we find out three different waves:

  • Right wave: From the shore of the beach the area where the waves break, in a clean and tidy way, to the right.
  • Left wave: The opposite of the right. The waves break to the left.
  • Peak or mixed wave: It breaks in both directions, to the right and left.
  • Closed wave: It breaks over the entire length of the wave. It has no surfable part.

Depending on how they have been formed:

  • Winds: Since they are formed near the place where they are going to break because of the wind, they are little and low quality waves. In fact, they are formed by the wind.
  • Sea waves or swell: These waves are not affected by the wind because they are formed far away from the coast. They are waves of good quality and size.
  • Mixed: Waves of the two previous classes.

Depending on the wall of the wave:

  • Hollow waves: They are called tubes. The crest of the wave goes ahead of the base. They are waves of great speed and variable size.
  • Spilled waves: They are produced by the sinking of the ridge. It is a little vertical wall where the crest does not surpass the base and therefore they are of inferior quality.
  • Wavy waves: The crest of the wave does not break and have very little slope.
  • Waves of collapse: A mix between hollow and rolling waves.

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