Damn. It’s like hitting a wall. Or rather, it’s like a wall hitting you. This footage shows giant wave after giant wave pummeling a ship and when you think they’ve finally weathered the storm, in comes the biggest and baddest wave that smacks the boat silly.
This wipeout is totally crazy and not unlike jumping out of the 4th floor of a building. The waves were that high (thank you El Nino) and the sea monster that is the ocean looked like it was blowing itself up and whipping surfer Tom Dosland around as he barreled around. The drop must have been so beautiful, like a…
Here’s Kelly Slater surfing an awesome never ending wave made from the Kelly Slater Wave Company. It’s way better than typical wave pools and even though man can’t beat mother nature, it’s probably better than some of the breaks at the local beach. The technology behind this man-made wave must be very, very cool.
The waves of Teahupo’o in Tahiti are so lovely that surfing them is the only way to truly appreciate them. Or, well, I guess watching other people surf through this drone video is a pretty damn good way to see its majestic beauty too. Brent Bielmann and Eric Sterman shot this drone video for Surfing Magazine and it…
It took almost a decade to construct, but the site of a former aluminum factory in North Wales, England, is now home to a man-made lake that can produce the world’s longest artificial waves. If you’re a surfer living in the UK, it’s time to pack up your VW van and make the pilgrimage to Surf Snowdinia.
Everything about waves crashing—it is water smacking itself—is violent. But that’s because we see it from the surface. Underneath, seeing waves crest and fall is a hypnotizing, almost peaceful phenomenon. The way the sunlight hits the giant water prisim and the way the waves roll on top of you and gently ripples the…
The barrel never ends, or at least that's what it feels like. When you think it's finally going to come crashing down, surfer Benji Brand goes through another water tunnel and keeps going and going. It's like a never ending wave where you can see everything spin around you and you never have to stop.
You don't need to be a beach bum to understand waves: they move objects along with them, pushing boats and swimmers to the shore. There's even a name for it, the Stokes drift model. But for the first time, physicists have figured out how to do the opposite, using waves to bring a floating object backward to the source…
Surfing is a thrill but, depending on where and when you hit the waves, it can be cold. Really cold. Like, super cold. And there's only so much a wetsuit can do. So, in lieu of searching for an endless summer, this customized, completely mobile Surf Sauna is ready to warm you up once you emerge from the ocean.
When you get swallowed by the waves of the biggest sea monster in the world (also known as the wonderful ocean), there's not much you can do but protect your head and hope you know which way is up. It's like being trapped inside a water tornado. This footage, captured by pro surfer Mark Healey, shows the exact feeling…
First you're taught that light is wave. Then you get a little older and your teacher explains that it's actually particles called photons. Wait, which is it then? Particles? Waves? Both? Neither? This video should help explain.
The demonstration in the video may seem like MAGIC! but it's real: scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory are employing a levitation machine that uses sound waves to make liquids float and create "more effective pharmaceuticals with fewer side effects."
Blame Google if you find yourself staring at your screen, unable to remember what you were about to search for on the Internet. Today's Google Doodle celebrates the 155th birthday of German physicist Heinrich Hertz whose experiments with electromagnetic waves paved the way for the radio—and everything wireless you've…
If you like seeing guys shred on boogie-boards, this video is not for you. If, on the other hand, you like seeing guys in wigs get absolutely pounded by some raw ocean energy, click play. Tee hee.
The Phantom HD Gold, a camera that brings out the life in things by capturing it in super slow motion, was used to film the oh so lovely ocean. Everything takes on a different personality in slow motion: waves look like jello, whitecaps look like cocaine and surfers, well, surfers are always awesome.
The first time I saw waves light up in beautiful colors as they crashed onto the beach I thought someone had slipped me some acid. It's real, though. Bioluminescent phytoplankton cause this spectacular light show, and wow, someone's surfing it.
As you're buying plywood, calk, rations, and cowering in fear, some guys are wringing their hands in anticipation. Surfers. Hurricane season is what east coast surfers absolutely live for.
California's Glass Beach is a striking example of how garbage can be transformed into something beautiful.