What is the definition of groundswell? Why do surfers prefer long-period waves? Learn why are groundswells are better for surfing. Swells form when the wind, at a certain speed, duration and direction, blows over a distance of water called the fetch. When the first waves form, they begin to travel faster or slower, depending on the ocean and wind conditions. A groundswell, or ground swell, is a long-period group of waves created by a distant storm system over long distances, at least 2,000 miles away from the coast.
What is a groundswell?
You are what you eat and drink. There’s no other way to put it. So, if surfing is your top priority, protect yourself and don’t underestimate the power of unhealthy nutrients. Your body is your temple. If you allow it to absorb food and drinks that are not welcome, your physique will respond and, ultimately, your health will deteriorate with a clear impact on life expectancy. People with stressful jobs and lives tend to eat worse than individuals who plan their meals and care about their diet. This not about weight; this is about the components of food and drinks.
This is the story of how Steve Brown reconnected with surfing, lost an arm, and returned to the surf zone for an emotional comeback. This is his diary. This is a dream come true. In 1973, during a college overseas study trip to Indonesia, Steve had a chance to spend some time at Kuta Beach, Bali, bodysurfing, watching the surfers from Australia and contemplating the meaning of life. One day, he rented what turned out to be a very water logged surfboard and tried to surf. Steve loved the experience, but time passed by quickly.
The man who relearned to surf with one arm
Jamaica is a Caribbean island surrounded by swells of all sorts and, as a natural consequence, surfing has been developing fast here. According to Billy Wilmot, legendary surfer, musician and event organizer, surfing became popular in Jamaica in the early 1970s, and since then it has never stopped growing and evolving. “The old school surfers included Cecil Ward, Jack Murray, Leighton Powel, Donnie Soutar, Terrence Muschett, Tim Chin Yee, Randy Cargill, Tony Lancaster, Nigel Andrade, David Langdon, Gordon Cooper, Steve Epstein, and the expats Martel brothers,” Wilmot tells SurferToday.
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Ricardo Christie conquered the 2017 Martinique Surf Pro, at Basse-Pointe, in Martinique. Inspired by the Caribbean gods of the sea and pristine three-to-four foot waves, the Kiwi surfer defeated Bino Lopes in a tight matchup between two Qualifying Series (QS) veterans. Christie proved he’s ready to return to the Dream Tour by putting out a competent performance at the righthand pointbreak. And he needed six rides to clinch the tasty trophy.
Ricardo Christie wins the 2017 Martinique Surf Pro