Making Waves

While looking for an image for the previous post, I found these videos of a lake or lagoon being opened up after intense rain so that the water flows out to sea—creating, within minutes, powerful rivers of water that can be surfed for what seems like the whole afternoon.



The first one, above, in which the channel is excavated by hand, is probably more interesting for its literally hands-on, DIY hydrology, but the second video's resulting torrent of black rolling water, visible at the 3:22 mark—



—is incredible. Just some eye candy for a Thursday afternoon.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have always wanted to ride a standing wave. Thanks for posting the videos! they made my day.

April 05, 2012 1:48 PM  
Blogger j said...

I wonder how long it will take for that lagoon to establish again.

May 08, 2012 7:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If anyone now , or in the future, needs an example of how and why our planet's ecosystems have come to the state of collapse they are in, both of these videos should serve that purpose.

http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/NationalParks/parkVolunteering.aspx?id=N0537

June 07, 2012 1:36 PM  

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