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This wiki page is about the extreme sport of surfing. Questions related to the sport are listed on this page. We are looking for information that answers one or more of these ideas. Please feel free to use any of the information collected here, or participate in our wiki by uploading information about big wave surfing, the technology used in the sport, famous surfers, health concerns, or its effects on the environment. This page is used as part of a course on Outdoor Culture and Technology, taught by Mr. Cooper at
The Walker School
in Marietta, GA. If you have any comments, please feel free to contact the author of this site.
Tow In Surfing
Where are the world's major waves?
What are the world's major surf competitions?
What physical forces are involved in creating large waves?
What types of plants and animals can be found in the intertidal zones?
What animals are the best surfers in the world?
What physical characteristics do these plants and animals have to adapt to intertidal stresses?
What are some famous milestones in the history of the sport?
What types of surfboards are there?
What are some types of accidents experienced by surfers?
What are some common weather conditions experienced by surfers?
What gear is commonly taken while surfing?
From what composite materials are the gear made?
From what chemical compounds are these materials made?
What are some common maneuvers in the sport?
What schools are available to teach the sport?
What records are held in the sport and by whom?
What are some personality characteristics of sufers?
What is the role of fear in learning the sport?
What slang or idiom used in the sport?
What effects does surfing as a sport have on the the beach?
Types of Surfing:
Paddle-In Surfing (traditional)
Big Wave Surfing
Stand-Up Paddle Surfing
Types of Boards:
Notable Surfing Locations
Mavericks, Half Moon Bay, California
Pipeline – North Shore Oahu, Hawaii
Third Reef - Off North Shore Oahu, Hawaii
Rapi Nui, Chili (3000 mi off coast)
The Cortes Bank (100 miles off the coast of San Diego)
Teahupo'o - Tahiti
Peahi - Maui, Hawaii
Swim Gear and Wet Suite Materials
Creation of Low Pressure Systems
Protecting Coral Reefs
Severe Weather Conditions
Making Surf Competitions Climate Netural
History of Surfing -
The Last Man Standing (Laird Hamilton) -
Health Issues for Surfers -
Handout on Safe Surfing -
Competitive Surfing Injuries: A Prospective Study of Surfing-Related Injuries Among...
Nathanson et al.
Am J Sports Med.
2007; 35: 113-117
Surfer dude stuns physicists with theory of everything -
You can find Lisi's work "An Exceptionally Simple Theory of Everything: at -
Surfing for Autism -
ASP World Tour -
Surfing on Wikipedia -
Science of Surfing -
Science of Big Waves Teachers' Guide -
Surfing for Autism -
Present at the Creation - Surfing -
"miki dora" surfing malibu -
One of the first renegade surfers.
The Science of Big Waves -
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