Tsunamis can completely destroy cities and kill tens of thousands of people. But if you surf at the height of the tsunami, will you escape death?
In January 2018 in Nazare, Portugal, the Brazilian female surfing athlete successfully conquered a fierce wave of up to 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 Ring 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 begin at the bottom of the ocean and spread along the coastline, quickly achieving 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.
Not to mention the giant tsunami over 20 meters in size, making surfing on it almost impossible.
According to Insh, you will quickly be swept into any coast that the tsunami hits, and you won’t even be able to “land” on the beach because it will land within a few hundred meters or several kilometers. 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 lying in the path of the swept wave will be swept into the ocean, causing even more destruction as they plunge through the tsunami path.