Surf's Up!

Surf’s Up! The dolphins, stong winds and big waves

Surf’s Up! The dolphins, stong winds and big waves: Dolphins like to surf. There’s no doubt about it. Up to 100 bottlenose dolphins have been seen to form a line close to the ufabet  shore on surfing coasts in Western Australia and South Africa, just like human surfers waiting for the next big one.

Surf’s Up!

Surf's Up!

They ride with the wave, pulling out as it breaks on the beach, before heading back for more. Why dolphins surf is a mystery, but even rational, down-to-earth scientists have been forced to admit that it looks as if they’re simply having fun.

The waves on which they surf have their origin far out at sea. Most are a product of the wind, although landslides and earthquakes can produce them too. The wind blows, air molecules rub against water molecules and ufabet energy is transferred from wind to waves.

When they reach the coast, these large waves can be even more impressive. As the water is pushed towards the shore, the bottom of the wave drags on the seabed, so the upper part moves faster than the lower part, shortening the length and increasing the wave’s height.

As the depth decreases, the drag on the wave bottom increases and the crest topples forward and eventually curls, creating a crash of foaming water – the breaker.

Most of the largest breaking waves occur on coasts facing the wrath of the ocean. It is the place advanced surfers like to be, such as Nazaré in Portugal, where the Atlantic Ocean surges up a submarine canyon and delivers waves the height of office blocks, up to 30 metres tall. It is one of the wildest and most dangerous surfing locations in the world, and it is not for the faint-hearted.

Waves like these crash into cliffs like a fast-moving car hitting a brick wall. On impact, tiny pockets of air trapped in cracks and crevices are compressed to such an extent ufabet they trigger mini-explosions. It can sculpt rocks, destroy buildings and kill people, and the bad news is that waves now appear to be getting even bigger and more powerful.