There’s nothing worse than out swimming a competitor and then watch them ride a wave past you to the finish. From the beaches of La Jolla San Diego, First Wave Swim Academy’s Matt Macedo tells us how to exit the Ocean during an open water race including how to see the wave coming in order to catch the wave as well as different techniques to ride the wave in. Plan ahead and know how to take advantage of the surf to come out ahead of your competitors. The ocean is an unpredictable part of nature, but the more you know how to read the waves, the more it can benefit you in open water racing and triathlons. Matt is now the Head Coach for the men’s swim team of UC San Diego. GO TRITONS!