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SURFING IS A FORM OF ART AND SCIENCE

SURFING HYDRAULICS AND PHYSICS Science and Technology Intertwined: When surfers are patiently waiting for the right wave, they can allow other waves to pass beneath their boards. What are the forces at work here? You’re sitting on your surfboard when you notice a wave approaching from behind you. Your eyes, brain, and body have all […]

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Swimming is a scientific discipline.

What exactly is swimming? Although it appears to be a simple question, it is important to be specific. Moving your body through water (a moderately viscous fluid) that is either still (as in a swimming pool) or turbulent (as in the ocean) or somewhere in between is what swimming is all about. If you’re swimming […]

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How to Ski on the Water

Starting with skis tied together with nylon rope is the finest water skiing tip for kids. This keeps their legs together and prevents them from executing a split and face-planting as soon as they board the plane. Even adults starting to ski for the first time may feel as if they are being divided from […]