Dolphins are some of the most intelligent creatures of the sea. They play games, have sophisticated communication, and can poach a good wave like no other surfer in the line-up. Maybe one day that intelligence will lend to learning proper surf etiquette, but until then, I’m sure most surfers don’t mind the surprise encounter.
The Boise Whitewater Park is an excellent example of the cool things which can be done with repurposed dams. Engineers modified the existing Thurman Mill Diversion Dam to create an adjustable water feature which can accommodate river surfers or kayakers, depending on flow rates. The wave is part of an ongoing initiative to build a world-class whitewater park in the midst of downtown Boise. RELATED: Chaos as Wave Pool Spews Max Wave Surfing the standing wave isn't easy, as evidenced by the
WAVE POOL MALFUNCTION IN CHINA.. Releasing GIANT WAVE and 44 people injured. #China #WavePool #Yanbian #ViralVideo pic.twitter.com/MEOvAOSTB2— V for Viral (@VForViral1) July 31, 2019 Early reports on social media alleged the wave pool operator was drunk and turned the magnitude to max. However, a spokesperson for the park stated the mini-tsunami was the result of a machine malfunction. The official narrative also only tallies around 10 injuries while international reports place the number
Back in April, surfing legend Sunny Garcia was hospitalized following a reported suicide attempt. His family and friends have been keeping the surfing world updated on his progress, and a recent statement indicated he is participating in daily physical therapy and has spoken a few words. Hang in there Sunny. RELATED: Caught Inside - Sunny Garcia and the Loss of Andy Irons The statement read:A long overdue update on Sunny. We are taking one day at a time and celebrating each little triumph.