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Onshore VS Offshore Winds

At surf camp we always hope for offshore winds, but it doesn't always happen. You may be wondering onshore, offshore...what's the difference? Onshore winds result in bad surf conditions. Onshore winds blow from the sea, which means the waves have no shape and crumble as they head toward the shore. The best type of wind for surfing are offshore winds. Onshore winds tend to produce choppy, shapeless waves. Offshore winds, in contrast (blowing from the land out to se

a), can keep waves from breaking until they become steeper than usual. Surfers tend to like steeper waves because they have more power and are more exciting to ride. So at surf camp we are always on the lookout for offshore winds!

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