The Significance of Combo Swells

We at Learn to Surf teach the significance of swells and the way they bring energy to our coasts. Swells are the transfer of every from wind to water, quite literally. So whether you’re surfing in Santa Monica, Venice, Manhattan or Hermosa, or down to La Jolla,...

Understanding swell period

Understanding swell period is one of the most crucial aspects in learning to surf. We are going to briefly point out some pros and cons to different swell periods, and what gear to pack for the paddle out in each category. Long Period Swell Any swell in which each...

Weather conditions when learning to surf

Checking out the weather this week, it looks like we have some serious wind and rain coming in. The swell chart looks great: we have a long period south swell coming in (once again!) that is going to hit all southern California​ locations. Bad news this time though,...

Look out surfers, it’s summer swell season!

Santa Monica and Venice are spotty today. Things are looking a bit walled out at the Breakwater, and the drift is going crazy north. Look out surfers, it’s summer swell season in LA! These big conditions are a good opportunity to practice your duck dives! When I was...