- 28 September 2013 | Environment
"Surfing For Change: Indonesia Trash Tubes" unveils the serious problem behind the sandy beaches and perfect blue barrels of Bali.
Indonesia is a surfing paradise. At the same time, the Asian country is suffering from a serious pollution problem. Kyle Thiermann, the "Surfing for a Change" mentor, decided to create a 13-minute short film about it.
We, as a surfing community, need to act. Uluwatu, the world renowned surf spot, gets more than 500 visitors per day, and faces many garbage disposal challenges.
- 26 September 2013 | Environment
Scientists have discovered skyscraper-tall waves breaking deep underwater in the Samoan Passage, South Pacific Ocean.
Known as internal waves, they have been found not on exotic beaches around the world, but three miles below the ocean surface.
These underwater waves - which unfortunately can't be surfed - are made of deep, cold, dense water rising into layers of shallower, warmer, lighter water, and therefore, can reach titanic sizes.
- 10 September 2013 | Environment
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.