Posts Tagged ‘tidal bore’

Mysterious Wave Discovered In Indonesia

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011
This new mysterious wave discovered in Indonesia is real

This new mysterious wave discovered in Indonesia is real


The “Seven Ghosts” is the new mysterious wave discovered in Indonesia. The Rip Curl Search team has been traveling the world looking for new surf spots and found out an incredible tidal bore that can be surfed eternally.


Tom Curren, Bruno Santos, Dean Brady, Oney Anwar and Tyler Larronde witnessed this endless wave, after several months of searches. Curren believes “Seven Ghosts” is the longest wave of his life. “It’s the most amazing Search trip in twenty years”, says Tom.



The footage leaves you breathless. Some say it is the greatest river bore tube ever surfed. For several weeks, there were rumours spreading that an incredible new discovery was achieved, but the Indonesian wave was kept secret.


Suddenly, “Seven Ghosts” becomes a legend and an Asian myth. It’s not easy to get there, it’s not easy to survive the dangers and crocodiles are looking forward to get a special meal.



“Seven Ghosts” is as wide and long as heaven. The wave is brown-chocolate and breaks for 50 kilometres, in remote Sumatra. Is it true? Yes, it’s true. Source: SurferToday

Surfing River Waves And Tidal Bores

Thursday, March 31st, 2011
Who needs an ocean around when you can surf a river?

Who needs an ocean around when you can surf a river?


Tidal bores and river waves are always a special moment for the surfing community. For inland surfers, in many cases, it’s a one shot opportunity to ride a long wave of joy.


For surf tourists, it’s a rare and sometimes odd moment. Surfing tidal bores and river waves is possible and can be done safely. Bores only happen in a few places in the world and may only hit your spot once in a year. This particular wave is usually consistent and strong due to the funnel-type effect on the river side. Fortunately, there are incredible good tidal bores in America, Europe and Asia. The phenomenon consists of a tidal moment that creates a wave that travels up against the natural direction of the river. Some towns and villages publicize the exact day and hour to attract all types of visitors.


In the American continent, Canada offers two different waves. The “Habitat 67″, a river wave located in the city of Montreal and Bay of Fundy, a very famous tidal bore located in Nova Scotia. The United States present two great examples that fit every surfer’s dream: Turnagain Arm, in Cook Inlet, and the wave of Pueblo, in the Colorado state.


In Brazil, the Amazon River is especially known for its dangerous tidal bore waves. You’ve probably heard of Pororoca, with its omnivorous “piranhas”.


In Europe, the River Severn is one the best tidal bores for surfing, in the world. Located in England, Severn attracts hundreds of surfers trying to beat the record for the longest wave ride. Also in England, there’s the Trent Aegir bore. Germany holds one of the most famous river waves of the world. The Eisbach experience has also been filmed and published in DVD. It’s the only and best surf spot of the Munich wave riders. France has a very good tidal bore for surfing in the La Gironde River and another inconsistent attempt in the Seine River. Can you imagine catching a wave in Paris?


In Asia, three great tidal bores. The “Black Dragon”, in the Qiantang River, China, has been attracting Western surfers, in the past years. In Indonesia, go for the Kampar Bono experience, while Sri Aman is the option if you visit Malaysia.


Surfing tidal bores can be exciting. Enjoy the endless waves respecting all safety procedures. The best tidal bores and river waves for surfing are:


Montreal (Canada)

Bay of Fundy (Canada)

Turnagain Arm (USA)

Jackson Hole (USA)

Pueblo (USA)

Pororoca (Brazil)

Trent Aegir (England)

River Severn (England)

La Gironde (France)

Seine River (France)

Eisbach (Germany)

Qiantang River (China)

Sri Aman (Malaysia)

Kampar Bono (Indonesia)


Source: SurferToday

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