There’s a type of wave that’s coveted above all others, a wave that goofy and regular surfers love equally.

It’s called an A-Frame, and you’re about to learn all about it. 

In this post you’ll learn:

  • What an A-Frame wave is, and how to spot them.
  • Why surfers love these waves so much.
  • Where the best A-Frame waves in the world can be found.

Let’s go.


WHAT IS AN A-FRAME WAVE IN SURFING

An A-Frame is a wave that has a defined peak that peels and breaks equally left and right. 

On waves like this, the surfer right on the peak can choose which direction they want to surf - with each direction offering up equally good opportunities.


WHAT DOES AN A FRAME LOOK LIKE

A-FRAME BREAKING WAVE


FAMOUS A-FRAME WAVES

Here are a couple of the most famous A-Frame waves on the planet. 

LOWER TRESTLES, CALIFORNIA

PIPELINE, HAWAII

WHY DO SURFERS LOVE THEM SO MUCH

Surfers love these types of waves because they offer up opportunity.

The opportunity to surf on your backhand or forehand, with the wave offering equally good rides either way. 

Want to practice your backhand, no stress.

Forehand your preference, sweet as, you’ve got that option too.


CONCLUSION

Now that you know what A-Frames are, now you can start sniffing them out at surf spots near you. 

Word of warning though, they crowded, very crowded. 

Enjoy.

Yew!

Rowan 🤙

ROWAN CLIFFORD

Rowan is the technical nerd behind the scenes. A lover of everything entrepreneurial, and living a minimal, simple life.

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