The most common source of swell is mid-latitude depression. When the wind blows over the ocean, energy is transferred from air to water and waves are generated. Capillary waves represent the initial stage of wave generation. They are the first waves produced by small vortices in a completely flat sea, and they have a very short wavelength. Perhaps the best way of exemplifying the capillary wave is imagining a simple hairdryer, which can switch itself on and off about once a second.
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What are capillary waves?
Ocean buoys measure a whole range of weather variables such as wave height, swell period and direction, wind speed and direction, air and water temperature, and barometric pressure. These heavy and colored weather stations are usually placed by national meteorological centers in open ocean. In the United States, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is the organization responsible for deploying weather buoys, operating and collecting data from each floating device.
Chris Bertish has successfully completed the transatlantic stand-up paddle (SUP) crossing. The South African reached the Caribbean island of Antigua at 8:32 am, on March 9, 2017, after more than two million strokes. Bertish kicked off his record-breaking paddling marathon in Agadir, Morocco, on December 6, 2016.
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Chris Bertish completes transatlantic SUP crossing
Mikey Wright has landed what is widely considered to be surfing’s first-ever McTwist. The Australian free surfer pulled the trick while riding a shoulder-high left-hander. The maneuver was caught on camera by filmmaker Wade Carroll The McTwist is a transitional aerial move invented by the American skateboard Mike McGill, in Sweden, in 1984.
Has Mikey Wright landed surfing’s first-ever McTwist?
Are you getting ready for your first luxury surf holidays? Have you decided to book a budget surf camp experience? Know what to expect from this type of accommodation. A quick online search reveals that there are surf camps for all pockets but, in the end, it will all be about surfing and the pleasure of catching pristine waves in idyllic places. A surf camp is the ideal choice for someone who loves traveling and wants to learn to surf or improve his/her wave riding skills. But it can also be a fulfilling experience for those who already master the art of surfing, and seek new waves in uncharted territories. The social side of it and the discovery of new cultures add extra dimensions to the whole adventure.
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How to choose the right surf camp