Occasionally, a few lucky rivers in the world experience a scenario in which a large wave of water barrels upstream against the natural current. This rare phenomenon is known as a tidal bore, and sometimes these waves can get moving up to 25 miles per hour. As you've probably guessed, they’re fun to catch a ride on. Most people surf them, but it turns out hydrofoiling does the trick too. In fact, it might be a better vehicle of choice for maximizing the wave. Just watch as hydrofoiler Philippe Caneri outrides a whole pack of surfers on an undisclosed tidal bore.
For the second time in two months, an Australian surfer has died following a shark attack. Last Friday, 15-year-old Mani Hart-Deville was attacked by a great white shark at Wooli Beach in New South Wales. Tragically, Hart-Deville died on the scene due to severe injuries to his legs. In late June, a 60-year-old surfer was killed by a great white shark roughly 150 miles north of Wooli Beach. RELATED: A 60-Year-Old Surfer Was Killed By A Shark in Australia Witnesses say the shark attacked, then
Watching videos of Nathan Florence, it's clear that he's a talented surfer. He'd have to be to take on monstrous breaks like Jaws and Teahupo'o, as should be obvious to anyone who's seen either wave. However, there's more to being a great surfer than wave-catching ability, and this POV video drives home all of the little things which separate good surfers from great surfers. RELATED: Kelia Moniz Gets Wrecked at Teahupo'o One could probably point out dozens of little skills and tricks in this
Namibia's Skeleton Coast doesn't have a lot going for it. The desert coast is inhospitable, home to dense fog, less than half an inch of annual rainfall, and over 1000 rusting shipwrecks. The local San people referred to it as "The Land That God Made in Anger," which is both quite poetic and a pretty solid indication that it's not a very nice place. RELATED: This Smooth Surf Edit is Yoga for the Eyes The major draw, besides shipwreck-sightseeing, is Skeleton Bay, home to some of Earth's