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Surfing Tidal Bores in China

One of my surfing friends tipped me off to this recent surfing event in China. This is the first time I learned about the phenomenon of tidal bores. The Qiantang River appears to feature the biggest tidal bores in the world (up to a height of 9 meters or 30 feet!).

Seems pretty cool … at least from a distance…. Enjoy!

  1. October 26th, 2010 at 15:03 | #1

    Very cool. This indeed is a great way to promote surfing as a sport in China. It will open many eyes.

    Surfers are incredible athletes.

    I tried boogie boarding a number of times many years ago. This is with a board about half your body’s length, and instead of standing on it, you lie on it with your upper body grabbing on with your hands near the top. When done right, you ride the wave.

    There were bunch of times where I got push underneath the wave, and I remember how hopeless I felt with the massive weight and force of the water on top. I would tumble a good 20 or 30 feet at the bottom back onto the beach.

  2. October 28th, 2010 at 00:04 | #2

    That videos looks awesome! I have’t been aware of surf in China before…. and best of all, I get to watch it (because it not on Youtube)


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