Wave Energy Center: get it funded

Portugal, one of the best countries in the world for surfing, may be exiting a key project for generating energy from the waves.

The Wave Energy Center (WavEC), located in the Azores Islands, is a rare power station that is almost left abandoned and lacking €500.000 to recover its main goal.

This environment-friendly project is not seen by the funding companies - EDP and Efacec - as a strategic business model and, therefore, investment is far away from the Island of Pico, in the Atlantic Ocean.

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Rail of Death: if you fail, you fall | Photo: jackenglish.com/TransWorld Surf

The surfing roller coaster is back and the madness, too. Our friends at Fuel TV and TransWorld Surf have made an upgrade of the (in)famous "Rail of Death". The version 2.0 of the water metal ramp was initially installed in Ponto, Carlsbad, California, and then moved to Oceanside.

It wasn't easy. The portable device was carried to the water by more than 10 surfers. Heavy stuff for heavy chargers. But, the first attempts to ride the "Rail of Death" were not so successful. The tide was too low and the structure was a little bit intimidating.

As the tide started to come in, the majority of the roller coaster went underwater and it was easier to ride it. Suddenly, the masterpiece broke. No worries, our boys used it a very useful launch ramp. Time to celebrate.

Shark shield: very useful indeed

South Africans have invented a electromagnetic shield that protects humans from the shark attacks. The idea has already been tested and saved lives.

The technology is based in a three dimensional electrical wave form that induces spasms in the sharks’ snouts, saving surfers and swimmers from severe injuries and deaths.

After the series attacks at the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, the local authorities have showed interest in buying devices to protect the tourists.

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