CORONADO, CA, (Oct. 27, 2010) Students from Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) class 286 participate in a surf passage training exercise at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado. Surf passage is one of many physically demanding evolutions that are part of First Phase training at BUD/S. The Navy SEALs are the maritime component of US Special Operations Forces and are trained to conduct a variety of operations from the sea, air and land. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kyle D. Gahlau/Released)

[Image courtesy of the US Navy Website.]