In order to qualify as "big wave" surfing, a surfer needs to tackle waves that are at least 20 feet high. Surfers who wish to surf big waves can either paddle out into the wave on a larger board or be towed in on a small... More » Health Fitness & Exercise

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As of 2013, the largest wave ever successfully surfed was a 100-foot wave ridden by professional surfer Garrett McNamara. McNamara caught this wave while big wave surfing in Nazaré, Portugal. Prior to this, McNamara had ... More » Health Fitness & Exercise

The difference between transverse and longitudinal waves is the direction the medium of the wave moves in relation to the direction of wave propagation. In transverse waves, the medium is displaced perpendicular to the d... More » Geography Maps & Cartography

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