Hainin, China: the power of a tidal bore

A tidal bore wave powered by Typhoon Trami has crashed into the riverfront area of Hainin, in China, and injured dozens of people.


The power of the wave is incredible. Footage shows how the walls of water destroyed the protection wall and hit many onlookers.

The wave traveled along the Qiantang River with a face height larger than usual. The local tidal level reached 21 feet.

Hainin authorities say there were 30 people injured. The Qiantang river is known for holding a tidal bore that may be ridden by surfers.

The city of Hangzhou is home to the Red Bull Qiantang Shoot Out, a river wave surfing competition held in the dangerous curving "dragon" shape of the river course.

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