No two waves are alike, and they are almost totally unpredictable.
You can watch a swell coming…much larger than the others…and you wait for it to absolutely EXPLODE into the waiting rocks or onto the shore.
Ahhhh, just wait, another is coming….
Yeeaahh, like that!
The waves vary from beach to beach…because the ocean floor is different from one bay to the next. Some beaches produce multiple sets of breaking waves, while others produce very large single sets.
Whether the tide’s coming in or going out…the waves keep on pounding. As the sun sets and activity on the beach ceases…the waves keep on pounding.