In Nazaré, Portugal, the Brazilian female surfing athlete successfully conquered a fierce wave as high as 20.72m, creating a new surfing record. Recently, on the Guinness official website, confirmed that Maya Gabeira is a world record holder.
Tsunami waves over 20 meters high have been occurring in many parts of the world. If you want to take the challenge of tsunami surfing, you can go to areas within the Pacific Rim of Fire with high likelihood of tsunamis like Japan, Philippines…
Tsunamis are completely different from normal waves caused by wind and tides. Tsunamis are formed due to volcanic activity and earthquakes. Usually it happens after an earthquake occurs in the ocean.
If an earthquake is above 6.5 on the Richter scale, a tsunami could result. The tsunami will start deep in the ocean floor and spread along the coast, quickly reaching high speed and tremendous power.
However, what if you surf the tsunami?
Experts say that the tsunami is very high and contains enormous energy. More. a tsunami can travel up to 800 km/h when it reaches the shore, the equivalent of a passenger plane.
If you can climb to the top of the wave, you will quickly realize that this wave is completely different from any other wave you surf before. This is because tsunamis cannot be “broken” like waves created by the wind.
According to Insh, you will quickly be swept into any coast that the tsunami hits, and you can’t even land on the beach because it will land a few hundred meters or several kilometers inland. Not stopping there, after pushing you to the mainland, the waves quickly pull you back to the sea as they retreat.
Now it’s not just you in the immense sea of water created by the tsunami. Countless objects, people, vehicles, and buildings on the way the swept waves swept into the ocean, causing even more destruction as they plunged through the tsunami path.
A tsunami is not just a big wave; it could be waves. A tsunami can last up to an hour, with waves up to 30 meters high continuously hitting the coast, destroying cities and killing thousands.