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How The Biggest Waves In The World Are Formed

When sitting on the beach, have you ever wondered where that wave came from? Pro surfer and wave expert Kyle Thiermann joins Trace to surf the science of waves, their origins, and why they’re about to get even bigger.

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ΗειιοΤнιηg says:

the biggest wave i saw was 1 cm

it was at my bathtub


Bijorn Jackson says:

Deez Nuts

Cowboy Hank says:

I'm actually a windsurfer, but a friend of mine is going to teach me regular wave surfing next year, and I'm really looking forward to it ^^

Derek Barnett says:

So, as someone who's never surfed, this would mean that surfing an approaching hurricane would be really bad, right?

Cookeh says:

Dnews- The master science channel of asking simple questions and putting 5 minutes of science into it.

Skele says:

I surfed in Australia before. They never taught me any of this.

rbmaserang says:

big powerful organized waves.

Topaze MCs says:

1:15 Correction: Amplitude is measured from the resting position of the wave (the line drawn between the top and the bottom of the wave) to the peak of the wave know as the crest.

Darnell Thuggington says:

ive surfed 260ft waves.. was a few years ago in peugo los ferros

friendly911 OS says:

what is this, science for toddlers? sigh…this is just basic information.

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