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What is the ideal wave for surfing?

Published: Mon, 28 Aug 2017 10:06:20 +0000
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If every wave coming ashore was perfect, the sport of surfing as we know it would be much different. Contest judges would have to rethink scoring, and amateurs and beginners' skill levels would have a linear growth.

But as we all know this isn't the case. A good surfer must know which wave to catch and which ones to let pass by. In the following article, we will discuss the ideal wave, the variety of wave shapes, and how to tell the good ones from the bad.

It's the 21st century, and it seems that Kelly Slater and his team of engineers have designed what can be referred to as the ideal wave with perfect shape. It is a man-made wave park built in Austin Texas. Surfers will tell you that the ideal wave breaks and peels down the line. Riders are propelled in most cases by a "breaking wave."



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