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May 28, 2020

     In the following video, surfers bravely battle strong off shore wind and steep lurching  cavernous waves at Mavericks.  All make daring attempts to set their fins into tall cylindrical walls held up by strong gusts.  The brisk wind holds surfers back, delaying the...

May 16, 2020

     Riding on the crest of a wave, a quintessential surfer glides on water propelled by nature's energy. He smoothly slips into a steep surging swell as it transforms into a cavernous vortex. Effortlessly he turns across its emerald glistening surface. His ride is sea...

February 25, 2020

   In response to many inquiries, Riley Morgan is recovering from  his horrific wipe out in the Volcom Pipe Pro.  He landed on the wave face with such tremendous force, that he compressed  four intervertebral discs which caused slight fractures.  Riley wears a small ba...

February 10, 2020

     Many injuries are not reported in surfing. Serious accidents often go unnoticed and many valiant efforts are never acknowledged.  Often surfers live with their pain without really understanding what caused their injury. 

     Wipe outs can bring...

July 6, 2019

     Cliff divers usually attempt to land head first in water.  Most impacts are to the tops of their heads.  The force is tremendous and impact intensity increases with height and speed.  The diver head butts water and pushes it aside. He decelerates as he pushes wate...

June 30, 2019

     Displacement rule:  "Vessels move through water by displacing water."  Vessels push water aside, taking the place of water it displaces.  Speed boats and surfboards initially follow this rule, but; have the ability to rise on the surface and move with hydrodynamic...

June 30, 2019

     Most surfboards have flat undersides from nose tip to fin area.  Tail designs vary with flat, Vee or concave shapes.  The forward section of the surfboard under the nose bend, is called the bow in boats.  In boats the bow parts water pushes out of its path.  In su...

June 12, 2019

When you dive into water, it cushions you and absorbs your energy.  Your body pushes water out of your path and energy is transferred to water in the form of waves.  You generate waves, slowing and descending deeper until your energy dissipates.  Descent into liquid is...

June 4, 2019

     The closest a man or woman has gotten to walking on water, is by water skiing barefoot.  The difference between a walker and skier, is speed.   If someone stepped off a speed boat moving very fast, he may manage a couple of steps.  Of course, this would not end we...

May 12, 2019

A flat surface, moving in water, creates resistance.   Water resists displacement and penetration by speeding flat objects.  Resistance blocks speeding objects on the surface and below.  On top of water, blocking is also known as lift.  Beneath the surface blocking is...

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