Posts Tagged ‘wave’

Surf A Webber Wave

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011
Artificial waves: boats can give a helping hand | Photo: Ryan Williams

Artificial waves: boats can give a helping hand | Photo: Ryan Williams

 

The Webber Wave Pools have announced the launch of the first commercial artificial wave model for theme parks and resorts.

 

Greg Webber, the man behind this Australian project, has been working hard on the concept since 2002. He has been testing the breaking waves produced by a boat wake in a river and then tank testing and computer modeling the final design.

 

Webber worked through the research and development phase with the Australian Maritime College (AMC) in order to fine tune the commercial concept. Clear blue water, perfect waves, size of your choice, no crowd and no sharks.

 

This unique surf pool will provide unlimited and infinite rides in waves that can reach one meter per 10m of pool diameter. The waves break constantly around a circular island within a doughnut shaped pool. Each hull continuously generates 2 waves. The more hulls you have, the more waves you will get.

 

Full US patent has been awarded to Liquid Time Pty Ltd, the company behind Webber Wave Pools. The Australian brand is already open to installment proposals anywhere in the world and will be a serious competitor to Wavegarden. Source: SurferToday

Bodyboarding Movie Explores The Coldest European Waves

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

“The Viking” is considered the most ambitious bodyboarding movie ever filmed. The highly anticipated film trailer is already available here and the European premiere will take place in Capbreton, France, on the 8th May.

 

The movies tells the story and adventures of the Zion team while surfing incredible waves in England, Ireland, Scotland, France and even Iceland. Ryan Mattick and James Kates have edited the entire film and will showcase it on the giant screen of the Rio Cinema.

 

“The Viking” is the result of a 100-day extreme bodyboarding experience in Northern Europe, with six experienced bodyboarders. In Iceland, the riders spent hours on hard ice roads and lost their minds several times.

The Viking: Cold wave bodyboarding at its finest

The Viking: Cold wave bodyboarding at its finest

 

Riding the coldest corners of the Earth was one of the goals in search of an icy utopia. The journey of discovery and plunder leaves no stone unturned and no wave unmolested.

 

Chris James, Jason Finlay, Sam Bennett, James Cakes, Thomas Robinson and Koots’ explorations will be available in DVD. Source: SurferToday

The Infinite Surf Spots Of Australia

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Australia has a solid reputation as a fabulous holiday destination for surf addicts, and its biggest city – Sydney – is certainly no exception to the trend. There are thousands of incredible surf spots in Australia. Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South and West Australia and Tasmania have several different types of places: reef, point and beach breaks. Surfing in the Northern Territory will not be a good option.

 

Manly beach is one of the best loved of Sydney’s northern beaches and just so happens to be an excellent surfing spot. Many of the old tourist pamphlets liked to pitch it as being ‘Seven miles from Sydney and a thousand miles from care’, and the old-school slogan doesn’t stray far from the truth. There are many surf schools in the area as this patch is excellent for beginners.

Australia: The land of waves

Australia: The land of waves

 

For the experienced surfer, however, the real surf action is to be found at North Narrabeen. This spot is famous for its breathtaking beach breaks and this is where the cream of the local surfer crowd is to be found in Sydney. Beginners should check it out too. This is a great place to get tips from the pros and to marvel at the masters in action.

 

Whether you are a seasoned pro or a complete stranger to the sport, it’s often helpful to take advice from those who are most used to the conditions of the area you are visiting. Sydney Surf is a great surf instruction company, offering one off lessons as well as full weekend or week-long courses designed to match your needs according to your ability and your level of experience. Other useful local ports of call include Bondi Surf School and Manly Surf school.

 

Whenever getting involved in any type of water sport it is essential to be aware of the weather and wave conditions on the day. Where possible, check online prior to departure and if upon arrival you find that you are still in doubt, consult an expert. Source: SurferToday

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 A 41.3 Mile Wave

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011
Surfing a static wave is not as easy as it looks

Surfing a static wave is not as easy as it looks

 

Gary Saavedra has entered the Guinness Book of World Records. The surfer from Panama surfed for three hours and 55 minutes in 41.3-mile wave created by a power boat. Saavedra, the 13-time national Panamanian surfing champion, had been training hard for the “Red Bull Canal Cross” challenge.

 

The weather conditions were pretty tough. The surfer had to battle 20-knot winds and large vessels that were making the water conditions unstable for riding the artificial wave. Saavedra almost fell and lost his wave ten times. He reached his goal by arriving at the the Amador Causeway, in the southern entrance of the Panama Canal, where more than 30 supporters cheered him.

 

 

 

Surfing a static wave is not easy and can be pretty exhausting. The previous world record was held by Steve King, from the UK, who surfed this type of wave for one hour and six minutes.

 

Gary Saavedra is the best surfer in the history of Panama. He was born in Chitre, in the region of Herrera. His home spot is Bocas, in Cambutal. Source: SurferToday

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