If you'd like to understand a little more about the waves you love to ride, check out the wave basics page on stormsurf. It's a great read.
Here's how it starts off:
Waveriders like you and I share a unique relationship with the ocean. The waves we ride give us much pleasure, but also demand much from us. We spend countless hours in the water, and when we're not there it seems we spend equal time thinking about it. Eventually the object of our passion can become a demanding partner. Even when we try and deny her, we are drawn back. The sea can dominate our thoughts and control our lives, it can become an obsession.
But do we really understand what makes the waves we lust after? Do we appreciate the gift that nature freely gives us? It seems knowledge and appreciation come with age. The more you experience, the more you want to know. The more you learn, the greater the appreciation and reverence. It is that knowledge and wisdom that build perspective and maturity. Here we hope to share some of our knowledge so that you can continue to build your own private relationship with the source of energy that gives so much to us.