The biggest wave ever recorded by humans was documented on July 9, 1958, in Lituya Bay, on the southeast of Alaska, when an earthquake triggered a series of events that resulted in a megatsunami. History and science books consider it to be the largest tsunami of modern times. On July 9, 1958, at 10:15 p.m., a magnitude 7.8 earthquake caused a rockslide of around 40 million cubic yards (30.6 million cubic meters) in the Gilbert Inlet. The epicenter of the earthquake was on the Fairweather Fault, i.e., in the heart of the 7 miles long, 2 miles wide Lituya Bay.
The biggest wave ever recorded measured 1,720 feet
The health and spiritual benefits of surfing have already been widely disseminated. Surfing is a medicine against death. But are there any downsides to surfing? There might be. Don’t worry, surfing’s deep dark secrets aren’t so bad. Don’t be discouraged, for surfing is for life. But we need to know what to expect in the long-term, and we must be prepared for the downsides of such a magnificent sport. Don’t be scared to death of surfing. This is not a discouraging article. It is rather a rational list of risks that should be taken into consideration when embracing surfing.
Professional surfing has its rules. Just like in any other sport, surfers must know what they can and can’t do to beat their opponents and win heats and contests. Competitive surfing is full of hidden guidelines and directives. Athletes who are new to competitive surfing often make mistakes that cost heats. In the majority of the cases, they are simply too focused on catching waves, and they miss a few basic rules. One of the worst things that can happen to a pro surfer is to lose a heat due to a naive interference, despite having the highest two-wave score of his man-on-man clash.
The calendar for the 2016 World Surf League (WSL) has been announced. The 2016 Samsung Galaxy Men’s Championship Tour (CT) remains unchanged. It will kick off in the Gold Coast, Australia, on March 20th, and it will wrap up on December 20th, in Pipeline Hawaii. The world’s best male surfers will compete in 11 events. The WSL decided to consider Western Australia’s North Point as a backup site for the Margaret River/The Box contest.
The 2016 World Surf League calendar
Jack Freestone has conquered SATA Azores Pro 2015, at Praia de Santa Barbara, in Sao Miguel, Portugal. The young and talented Australian surfer defeated fellow countryman Dion Atkinson in an exciting final held in highly competitive four-to-five-foot waves. “I’m so happy. Those last twelve minutes watching Dion getting all the waves; I was so anxious. I’m so psyched. I just can’t believe I won this event. I’ve finally won a QS10,000,” expressed Freestone.
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Jack Freestone conquers the SATA Azores Pro 2015