Monday, 05 September 2011 16:21

Have you got any idea of how many waves have you enjoyed since you've started surfing? Are you capable of making an estimate of the number of hours, minutes or seconds that you had a board under your feet?

The task is not free of mistakes, but it is possible to get a rough idea by tuninga fewvariables. Your age may be between 18 or 54 years old and you might have started to surf a long time ago or in the last year. No problem, let's have a go.

The first step it to find an accurate and fair mathematical formula. So, SurferToday.com starts by adding the number of years you've been surfing. Years may be transformed into months, of course.

Then, imagine the number of surfing sessions you enjoy per week. Are you a weekend warrior or a loyal daily surfer? You can also rides waves twice per week.

Now, get an idea of how many waves you catch in each session. Let's say you ride 10 waves per hour and you usually surf for one hour and a half: that's 15 waves. Fair enough and we've got a final formula.

(Number of Surfing Yearsx Average Number of Weekly Sessions x 52 Weeks of the Year x Average Number of Waves per Surfing Session) = Number of Waves Ridden in Your Surfing Career

For instance, a surfer with 10 years of experience, a weekly surf session of two hours riding waves would have enjoyed 10.400 waves.

With this final figure, we can go a little further by answering the following question. How many hours have I been riding waves? The sum of all the waves of my life is a continuous ride of how long? Taking an average of seven seconds per wave, let's find out the final result:

10.400 Waves Ridden x 6 Seconds / 60 = Number of Continuous Minutes Surfing Waves

That would mean 1.040 minutes or 17,3 hoursenjoying an imaginary and uninterrupted wave ride. Try it for yourself and enjoy each wave like if it was the last one.

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