I am having trouble understanding some of your concepts for describing a wave.
As you may see English is my second language so i´m not used to some of the terms you use around here.
I understand that a closeout wave is one that breaks all at once therefore you aint got much of a face to ride. You just plummet (sp?) straight into oblivion.
a) but what do you mean when you say choppy conditions?
i kind of understand that when you refer to the water conditions it means that there are a lot of "bumps" in the water due to the wind instead of smooth surface.... but what does "mush" mean when you say something like.... quads slice through mush like a knife on butter?
b) Also what does a flat spot on a wave mean?
c) How do you call those late breaking waves... the ones that you see coming from very deep, yet they reach you and don´t breack until they reach the shore.
d) There are times when waves do not break completely just the top half or less of the wave so instead of a curly face to ride, you are left with a very mellow downslope?
e) sectioning waves: Does this mean a wave that you need to get past a "section" that its about to or breaking in order to reach an unbroken part of the wave?