Surfing a never ending wave is like being stuck in a blender of fun

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. » 7/30/14 9:59pm 7/30/14 9:59pm

Physicists Make Real-Life Tractor Beam From Plain Ol' Water

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 » 4/09/14 11:00am 4/09/14 11:00am

This Mobile Sauna Will Warm You Up After Surfing A Snowy Beach

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. » 3/18/14 9:40am 3/18/14 9:40am

Getting hit by a 25-foot wave is like being inside a water tornado

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… » 1/27/14 9:57pm 1/27/14 9:57pm

Today's Transfixing Google Doodle Celebrates the Magic of Waves

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… » 2/22/12 9:44am 2/22/12 9:44am

Super Slow Motion Ocean Waves Look Like Delicious Gigantic Jell-O

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. » 10/27/11 10:00am 10/27/11 10:00am

The World's Most Technologically Advanced Surfboard

This surfboard, developed by Pukas and Tecnalia, isn't just beautifully designed. It's also jam-packed with gadgetry. By stowing a gyroscope, accelerometer, GPS, compass, and more on board, it lets surfers measure everything from how fast they took the last wave to how vertical they got. Or in my case, just how hard… » 2/23/11 9:00pm 2/23/11 9:00pm