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For years I used to wear Oakley Razor Blades when surfing (yes, I am that old...) but once I started to manage slightly bigger waves, even wearing a strap to hold them on wasn't enough. In reality, unless you are on small surf, you will have them ripped off when you wipe out, so your best bet is to learn to surf without them. You will very quickly avoid ...


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Couple of factors that I'm aware of Swell/Geography This is why most of the UK has bad surfing. The swell is the energy generated in the Ocean, this is ultimately what drives the waves. To generate swell you need big powerful weather systems. These typically only form in oceans. The problem with the UK is that Ireland is between us and the Ocean. So all ...


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Common advise is to punch the shark in the nose and/or eyes with your closed fist or a weapon (surf board). These are sensitive areas, and a shark that has mistaken you for a seal, or is just investigating, will usually be frightened away. Reading reviews of people who have been attacked (and survived), almost all people do exactly this - although I think ...


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You might want to try a baseball cap that you're not really that fond of. I've safety pinned mine onto my wetsuit leash and it was okay-ish. A lot depends on where you are, and the differences between the tropics and higher latitudes can be really extreme. It also depends on how long you're going to be out for. Again, big differences between an hour surf ...


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Some factors not covered... Accessibility A break that is reached after a long paddle or by fighting currents saps energy better spent on catching and surfing waves. Seek easier routes to the open water by paddling around waves, or through channels of relatively calm water. Boundary features like rocks, cliffs, jetties and harbour walls can cause ...


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I don't know of any webcams with audio. However, here's a couple of YouTube videos that might do the job. Surfing on Maui (Honolua?) some bodysurfing/boogieboarding Relaxing 3 Hour Video of Tropical Beach another one in Big Sur You might be able to find more. I just did a couple quick YouTube searches using "ocean waves" and "relaxing surfing."



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