Sep 17, 2007

Surfing on Glacier Waves

The Alaskan glaciers have attracted lots of tourists and scientists every year. This year some more people joined these visitors. They are the Glacier Sufers! Yes, some good surfers went there to ride the swift, icy dwarf tsunamis that are created by the falling walls of ice. Can you believe this? Link

To catch glacier waves, the surfers must correctly guess where a massive wall of ice will collapse. This is the most difficult part. Then they should also try to be close enough to catch the wave, while maintaining a distance from the falling walls. Such waves can travel at a speed of 40 miles per hour and it is a good experience to surf on it!


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