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  Tsunami - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A tsunami is not a sub-surface event in the deep ocean; it simply has a much smaller amplitude (wave heights) offshore, and a very long wavelength (often hundreds of kilometres long), which is why they generally pass unnoticed at sea, forming only a passing "hump" in the ocean.
Tsunamis have been historically referred to as tidal waves because as they approach land they take on the characteristics of a violent onrushing tide rather than the sort of cresting waves that are formed by wind action upon the ocean (with which people are more familiar).
Waves are formed as the displaced water mass moves under the influence of gravity to regain its equilibrium and radiates across the ocean like ripples on a pond.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tsunami   (4059 words)

 BIG WAVE SURFING, BIG WAVE SURFING POSTERS, big wave surfing pictures, Shipstern Bluff, Teahupoo, bigwave surfing, ...
Follow the dream of surfing the big waves and your perspective of life may change, some big wave surfers become obsessed by their task of travelling the world.
Below these big wave pictures are a few tips that might help you get into shape and give you an insight into what you must do to ride the big waves the ocean tempts us with.
If it's at the extreme end of big wave surfing you are chasing, that is 20 to 30 foot faces, the length of your board should be around 10 or 11 feet long.
www.surftravelcompany.com /BIG_WAVE_SURFING.htm   (1249 words)

 Beaches of Hong Kong - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
However, along with the development of Hong Kong, the quality of water near some of the bays becomes poorer and poorer, causing them to be closed; for example, Approach Beach, Ting Kau Beach, Anglers' Beach, Gemini Beaches, Hoi Mei Wan Beach, Casam Beach and Lido Beach in Tsuen Wan.
Clearwater Bay is served by KMB bus no. 91, from Diamond Hill MTR station.
Big Wave Bay Beach is located at Big Wave Bay, on the eastern coast of Hong Kong Island.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Beaches_of_Hong_Kong   (1825 words)

 Beaches of Hong Kong   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Repulse Bay is a well-known beautiful bay with its long line of coast and smooth sands.
In 1841 the bay was used as a base by pirates and caused serious concern to foreign merchant ships trading with China.
Near the Bay, there are fast food shops and restaurants for people to have their meals.
bopedia.com /en/wikipedia/b/be/beaches_of_hong_kong.html   (1957 words)

 The Rip Curl Hong Kong Surfing Cup 2000
With waves ranging from 1-3 feet and a prevailing five knott onshore wind, competitors put on an excellent display of surfing despite the difficult conditions.
Damien was at Big Wave Bay representing his major sponsor Rip Curl as the official media spokesperson for the event.
With waves predicted to be around 2-3 feet and a prevailing five knott onshore wind, Sunday will see the finish of the final rounds of the Rip Curl Hong Kong Surfing Cup, and the crowning of the 2000 event champions.
www.boarderzone.com /industry-news-1012.htm   (567 words)

 Surfing Experts: The Willis Brothers
Waimea Bay on the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii is thought to be the first and oldest institution for big wave surfing.
Waimea Bay, Mavericks, and Todos Santos are to big wave surfers as Harvard, Princeton, and Yale are to students serious about higher education.
In the hardcore big wave surfing world it is hard to call yourself a big wave surfer until you have surfed legitimate size Waimea bay.
www.wbsurfing.com /willis/GREATbigwave.html   (793 words)

 The Willis Bros. :: Surfing Info
A big wave surfer, is someone who lives quite literally on the edge of life.
One thing is for sure: big wave surfers are definitely a breed of their own.
If you are seriously interested in riding big waves, then you will be joining one of the most exclusive clubs in the world.
www.wbsurfing.com /willis/info_big.html   (833 words)

 La Jolla Light - La Jolla's Source for Local News Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Deep inside a real big wave surfer's heart lies motivation that is hotter than a burning star, purer than the brightest light and mightier than all the ocean waves.
Waves pounding the shore were now in excess of 25 feet.
The actions of those who surf big waves or do anything in search of fame or riches will be limited by the compensation expected.
www.lajollalight.com /2003/09/11/s030911surfers.html   (617 words)

 Surfline | Waimea Bay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The hill overlooking the Bay is an ancient heiau, a hallowed ground where Hawaiian chiefesses were brought to deliver their young.
But one certainty remained, and remains today: when the Bay tops 20 feet, you enter another realm, in which there are never more than a handful of takers.
The Bay hit maximum capacity on January 15, 1985, and Foo freefell into a legitimate 25-footer before needing a helicopter rescue.
www.surfline.com /surfaz/waimeabay.cfm   (866 words)

 Waimea Bay Beach Park
The bay occupies the drowned mouth of the Waimea River, with the prominent basalt rocks and headland forming its boundaries.
Throughout the winter, Waimea Bay experiences periods of increased wave magnitude, causing seasonal erosion on the upper beach and the formation of a bar at the base of the beach.
Under most conditions wave height is largest at the shore against the western 'jump rock', and decreases towards the river mouth.
www.soest.hawaii.edu /coasts/oceansafety/oahu/technical/parks/waimea.htm   (337 words)

 Biggest Wave
But, when the waves reach the beach they are incredibly high and wash way inland causing major damage and loss of life.
Amazingly, the other two boats "rode" the tidal waves as they washed from the source of the landslide and resonated around the bay, like water sloshing in a wash basin.
We say that the tsunami at Lituya Bay was the biggest wave ever, but that's just the one's humans have witnessed and have been able to record.
www.extremescience.com /BiggestWave.htm   (982 words)

 Bay Big Wave
Shek O, Big Wave Bay, Kuen Lan Tau, Kai Shek Hong Kong:SAR of China City: Hong Kong HK - Shek O Big Wave Bay The area of Shek O is not big, the local-style dwelling horses, however, vary
Other Big Waves There are waves out to be people fishing in the Bay the day that the landslide and resulting tidal wave occurred.
Big Wave Bay, ca 1960 This is a photo of one of the popular bathing beaches we used.
www.surfing-and-gear.com /surfing-gear/bay-big-wave.html   (753 words)

 'It's worth the beating,' says 20-year-old winner | The San Diego Union-Tribune
Organizers establish a window of several weeks to hold the one-day event and then, when a big swell is approaching, notify contestants that they have 24 hours to show up at this once-obscure spot south of San Francisco.
The Eddie, which was held Dec. 3 in waves from 25 to 40 feet, was won by 25-year-old Hawaiian Bruce Irons, brother of Association of Surfing Professionals world champion Andy Irons, both members of one of surfing's storied families.
It remains the province of mostly experienced big-wave riders, who sometimes have resorted to being towed into the waves by personal watercraft when the waves are too big to paddle into.
www.signonsandiego.com /uniontrib/20050303/news_1n3surf.html   (667 words)

 Oakley Big Wave Challenge powered by Zigzag   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Twiggy's wave was calculated at being 9.43 meters (approximately 31 foot) at the instant the photo was taken, while 10.92 meters (approximately 36 foot) was the calculation for Jason's wave.
In Zigzag's possession is a frame grab of Jason's wave that further cements the fact that this was indeed the winning wave.
Taken from a different angle the frame grab shows the wave before it had broken and measures it to be approximately 45 foot in height.
www.zigzag.co.za /oakley.html   (336 words)

 Honolulu Star-Bulletin Sports /2004/12/16/
The very large present for all of them to share was a huge winter swell that generated surf big enough to run the prestigious Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational at Waimea Bay for only the seventh time in 20 years.
Several thousand spectators lined the beach and both cliff sides of the bay to watch the surfers paddle into quality waves that were averaging 30 to 50 feet in face value in the morning.
Bruce Irons caught some of the biggest waves of the day, and his top four rides from two separate one-hour non-elimination heats scored 370 points (out of 400 maximum), 32 better than 2001 Eddie winner Ross Clarke-Jones (338) of Australia, who finished in second place.
www.starbulletin.com /2004/12/16/sports/story1.html   (699 words)

 Huge waves, massive crowds - The Honolulu Advertiser - Hawaii's Newspaper
By 6 a.m., when it was still dark, hundreds of people were waiting at the bay in anticipation of the contest featuring the best surfers from Hawai'i and around the world.
Waves did wash over parts of Kamehameha Highway at many places between Ka'a'awa and Hale'iwa but did not totally close the road.
Waves are expected to begin growing again starting tomorrow night, however.
the.honoluluadvertiser.com /article/2004/Dec/16/ln/ln01p.html   (1149 words)

 HI Surf Advisory--Inner Views--Peter Cole
And then, I think it was October ‘78, we had big low near the Aleutians that was a real solid big low that was in a perfect position to generate a north-northwest at Sunset that was far and above the best Sunset that anybody that shared that day with any day previously or since.
But if you think about it, if the wave is like that (raises hand a couple of feet over the desk) and body is here (animates a man’s height with thumb and index finger) and you count the bodies up, that’s probably the only way you can estimate the wave.
And when you’re a big guy like that, you’re agility on a small board on a small wave is going to be less.
www.hisurfadvisory.com /views/petercole.htm   (3853 words)

 Surfhistory.com - Great Waves: Maverick's, California
When California teenagers grabbed their boards and hit the beach in the late ‘50s and early ‘60s, the surfin’ life seemed to be built upon fun-sized waves at places like Malibu and Rincon, a few big annual competitions each summer, and a general pledge to have a good time.
Hawaiian big wave Mark Foo drowned at Maverick's on December 23, 1994 – an event that helped to define both the place and person.
Foo's prophesy of dying in big waves came true, and Mavericks immediately came under the intense glare of the world media spotlight, in some ways eclipsing both Waimea and Todos in terms of magnitude and sheer terror.
www.surfhistory.com /html/locations/mavericks.html   (314 words)

 tsunami   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The fishermen, quite aware of the impending danger, rushed to shore to warn the town of the approaching disaster.
On July 10, 1958, an earthquake triggered a landslide, which created a wave that wiped out trees 1,700 feet up a hillside on the opposite side of Lituya Bay, Alaska.
The wave that destroyed Hilo is one of the most powerful and most feared natural disasters of all: the tsunami!
observe.arc.nasa.gov /nasa/exhibits/tsunami/tsun_bay.html   (163 words)

 Hong Kong SAR China - China tourist & travel gudie for Hong Kong SAR, China
The renowned Deep Water Bay and Repulse Bay are all located here, which are Hong Kong's mainly tourist area and residential quarters of the first class.
During the past several decades, the economy of Hong Kong has undergone an extremely rapid development and its economic strength is getting momentum with each passing day, thus forming six great pillars of industries' trade, finance, manufacture, shipping, real estate and tourism.
Big companies and banking corporations of many countries throughout the world have come to Hong Kong for trade.
www.orientaltravel.com /province/city/hongkong.htm   (703 words)

Since first breaking into the world of professional surfing as a teenage kid raised on the small waves of Florida, Slater has felt the need to prove his worth in big waves.
Despite being the first to admit that big wave riding has never been a specific focus of his, you would never have known judging by his performance.
In honor of Aikau, a legendary Hawaiian waterman, lifeguard and Waimea Bay surfer, the Quiksilver is only held when wave heights exceed 20 feet and allow for a full day of competition.
holoholo.org /surfnews/surf2002/eddie02.html   (1288 words)

 Hong Kong Tips   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Take the MTR (subway) to Shaukeiwan, catch the number 9 bus to Shek O, and after a half-hour ride around a windy hill, arrived at a desolate bus stop.
The biggest wave I saw slapped my ankle, but with all the surrounding caves and rocks to walk on, it is a fun half day trip.
After Big Wave Bay be sure to visit Shek O, located a half mile south of the original bus stop for Big Wave Bay.
www.backpacks.studenttraveler.com /mag/11-99/hktips.php   (275 words)

 Surfline | Maverick's   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The peak at Maverick's lies a little less than a half-mile off of Pillar Point and is marked by a clump of Stonehenge-like boulders lining the inside (two of these boulders have even been christened: Mushroom Rock on the south end and Sail Rock on the north).
Get there after a big session when all the boys are hanging out, jacked on adrenaline, and be entertained.
There are a lot of places to stay in Half Moon Bay, from the Youth Hostel in the north to the state campgrounds in the south and everything in between.
www.surfline.com /travel/surfmaps/us/sanfrancisco_monterey/mavericks.cfm   (1645 words)

 Amazon.com: Maverick's: The Story of Big-Wave Surfing: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
One of the things that becomes apparent there is that surfers aren't so much killed by the waves as by occasionally getting their ankle straps caught in underwater reefs so that they can't surface.
The largest wave ever recorded (at least by a reliable observer) was by the USS Ramapo back in the early 1930s.
While the 100 foot wave may come to Maverick's once a year, or perhaps only once every few years or decade, it must be noted that in Alaska and especially the Aleutian Islands, these closer-range, huge and more direct storms and swells are a COMMON yearly occurence.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/081182652X?v=glance   (2653 words)

The judges called it the wave of the day and gave him a score of 96 out of a possible 100.
Judging also includes staying in the most critical position on the wave, stalling, cutbacks, traversing the lip and all movements that allow a surfer to remain in that critical section of the wave are also judged.
The foundation of the event is big, challenging surf, which must average 18-20 feet the entire day.
holoholo.org /quikeddy/q990101.html   (906 words)

 Big Wave Bay -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Four places in (Formerly a Crown Colony on the coast of southern China in Guangdong province; leased by China to Britain in 1842 and returned in 1997; one of the world's leading commercial centers) Hong Kong are called Big Wave Bay or Tai Long Wan (大浪灣):
It is the location of (Click link for more info and facts about Big Wave Bay Beach) Big Wave Bay Beach.
Some rock carvings there are (Click link for more info and facts about declared monuments of Hong Kong) declared monuments of Hong Kong.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/B/Bi/Big_Wave_Bay.htm   (179 words)

 JMG-Galleries - Mavericks Big Wave Surf Competition 2005
Note this particular competition is announced 24-48 hours before it occurs in an effort to get the best big wave conditions possible.
As the day wore on the light mist cleared and the size of the waves decreased slightly, intermittently being broken by sets of large waves rivaling those seen earlier.
The next time a big swell hits the coast I’ll again be ready at a moments notice.
www.jmg-galleries.com /articles/mavericks_2005.html   (1000 words)

 Fredericksburg.com - Waterworks water park at Paramount's Kings Dominion offers refreshing attractions for all ages
At the far end of WaterWorks, Big Wave Bay is the ultimate family attraction.
But once a horn sounds, waves cresting as high as 4 feet take charge of the bay.
Big Wave Bay also is the only attraction open to patrons of all heights.
www.freelancestar.com /News/FLS/2004/062004/06172004/1390339   (885 words)

 Honolulu Star-Bulletin Sports
Lucky to have been a part of the Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau competition held at Waimea Bay on Oahu's North Shore last Friday, but lucky as well that the event has been run twice in the five times he's flown over for it from his native Santa Cruz in Northern California.
That's because the contest's requirements of 20-foot plus and rideable surf at the Bay have proven elusive to satisfy, despite the many large swells that typically bombard the North Shore every winter.
And even after Downing may send out the word for people to gather at the Bay because a huge swell and favorable conditions are forecasted, it's never an absolute guarantee that D-day will bring both 20-foot plus and rideable surf.
starbulletin.com /2001/01/20/sports/story5.html   (667 words)

 Surfline | THE LINEUP   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Why it's a winner: Cheyne's wave was the biggest wave ridden during the astounding Tow-In World Cup at Jaws.
The wave was so huge, it actually swung wide and capped outside the main reef.
Why it's a winner: By most accounts, this was the biggest wave ridden during the Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau.
www.surfline.com /mag/pulse/2002/2/04_01_xxl.cfm   (831 words)

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