Wind -offshore and onshore micro-lesson
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This lesson is about onshore and offshore wind. Wind is very important in surfing. Wind can make for a great surf or a very challenging one. There are two terms that surfers pay attention to: onshore and offshore. Onshore wind means wind that is moving from out at sea towards the beach or coast. Surfers usually do not like onshore wind because too strong of onshore wind can make the waves bumpy. Sometimes it can be so bumpy it knocks you off the wave, but sometimes it can be good. If waves are weak, onshore wind can pump a little extra energy into the waves giving them enough power to be surfable. Surfers usually like offshore wind or no wind. Offshore wind is wind that comes from the beach and pushes against the waves. You can tell it's offshore because of this spray created by wind hitting the top of the wave and creating this spray. Offshore wind can push against the waves so hard it changes the wave shape. The wind pushing against the wave can make the wave face bigger and steeper which increases the power which more advanced surfers like because they can do cool maneuvers like this.
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What is wind that moves from out in the ocean towards the coast called?1) Onshore wind2) Offshore wind3) Spray wind4) Steep wind
Bumpy waves comes from which wind direction?1) Onshore wind2) Offshore wind3) No wind4) Steep wind
What is wind that moves from the coast out towards the ocean called?1) Offshore wind2) Onshore wind3) Spray wind4) Steep wind
Onshore wind can pump extra energy into waves making them more...?1) Powerful2) Smooth3) Flat4) Transparent
Offshore wind can make waves bigger and steeper which increases...?1) The wave's power2) The wind3) The wave's speed4) The wave's height
in the video you learned that there can be too much onshore wind, can there be too much offshore wind?1) Yes2) No
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