Friday, April 27, 2012

Surf terms defined: What is a point break?

Sure you've seen the movie starring the late, great Pat Swayze, but what exactly is a point break?

A point break is any break formed when waves hit a rock(s) or formation of land jutting out from the coast line.  This generally forms a nice, peeling wave that is very surfable.  See some images of famous point breaks below:

See more surf terms and slang defined in CRSI's ultimate surf dictionary.
Ollie's point Costa Rica.

Malibu, probably the most famous point break of all.

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