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November 28, 2017

Nakoa Decoite rides a soft top at Jaws.  Flexible rocker saves a poke. This is a good lesson in surfboard design.  Flex displaces water.

 Nakoa Decoite hits chop, his weight pushes the board down and bends the nose upward.  Simultaneously  a splash or bow wave is g...

November 15, 2017

Revisiting an epic ride.  Kai Lenny and Ryan Hipwood take off together under the lip in the WSL Peahi Challenge Final, for an exciting and daring escapade.

Fluid Dynamics

A vessel moves in water by moving or displacing water.  Surfers create waves when they ride waves....

November 4, 2017

A nose poke is very dangerous, a surfer is vulnerable to serious injury when he is catapulted down the face of a steep large wave.  In large surf, risks include long hold downs and drowning.  Escaping a poke and surviving a big steep air drop clinging by your toes, the...

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