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Posts Tagged ‘wave’

The .Gif Friday Post No. 511 – Wave Generator of Doom, Gutterslide Boys, Waterslide Inertia & Traffic Jam

Friday, 24 November 2017

The third one looks like Action Park material. Check out THIS waterslide.

[Found here, here, here and here.]

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The .GIF Friday Post No.301 – Lizard Wave, Pug Pee & Makeover

Friday, 11 October 2013

Lizard Wave
like_a_boss20
Makeover

[2nd & 3rd found here and here. Misplaced the source for the 1st.]

The .Gif Friday Post No.214 – Spit Spaz, Bowser Bidet, Lighthouse Wave, Beach Basket Cat

Friday, 10 February 2012





[Found here, here, here and here,]

The .Gif Friday Post No.212 – Ping Pong Cats, Ping Pong Girls, Ping Pong Speaker

Friday, 27 January 2012

[Found here, here, and here.]

A ±90 Foot Drop – Full Version

Thursday, 10 November 2011

“Waves are not measured in feet and inches, they are measured in increments of fear.” Buzzy Trent

Surfing is nothing but controlled falling in moving water, but this is a jaw dropper. Garrett McNamara is a professional big wave surfer who travels a world wide circuit, and on this particular outing off the shores of Portugal, he caught a rogue wave, estimated to be 90 feet tall at the crest. Here’s another take:

Garrett McNamara caught a monstrous wave Tuesday off Nazaré in Portugal, but did the wave face measure anywhere close to 90 feet, as a witness in the surfer’s group implied and as news reports suggested? Is it the largest wave ever ridden, as stated in the headline of a news release issued after the epic tow-surfing session?

Both points are debatable based on footage provided by McNamara to GrindTv.com, for its Tuesday afternoon post on the surfer’s incredible ride.

It was, without doubt, an amazing performance by the big-wave surfing icon from Hawaii. The wave face, however, does not appear to measure 90 feet. It’s worth noting, though, that footage captured from up high or far away, as was mostly the case here (there is some helmet-cam footage), can be misleading.

According to the folks who were there:

McNamara, a big-wave surfing icon from Hawaii, was riding large waves with Andrew Cotton and Al Mennie when three gigantic waves appeared on the outside. Cotton used a personal watercraft to tow McNamara onto the massive shoulder of one of those rogue waves. Mennie was siting in the channel on another vessel, acting as lifeguard, and described the event: “Everything seemed to be perfect, the weather, the waves. Both Cotty and I rode two big ones in the 60-foot-plus range and then when Garrett got on the rope a wave, maybe 30 feet bigger, came out of the canyon.

A fifteen-foot tall wall of water intimidates many surfers, but the guys who get the most credit are those running the towing operation on huge offshore breaks. They time the swells, estimate the breaks, and after dropping their cargo of brass balls off of a multi-story tower of water, manage to escape with their lives.

Fortunately, most of us don’t deal with that kind of awe-inspiring death-defying thrill-seeking bravado because we can be internet dare-devils instead.

[Crossposted here.]

The .Gif Friday Post No.194 – George Lucas Naked, Antarctica Attacks, Endless Wave

Friday, 23 September 2011

[ Unmorphed Lucas found here. Unmodified penguin .gif from here. Wave from here.]

The .Gif Friday Post No.180 – Cat Stair, Digital Wave, Spinning Lizard

Friday, 17 June 2011

[Found here and here, and the lizard in a washing machine is mine.]

The WaveMaster

Monday, 29 March 2010

This is God, or at least one of His Personas,  Creator and controller of all things, including waves.  Without Him, you couldn’t see, couldn’t hear. You couldn’t speak, and above all, you couldn’t surf. Without waves, life simply could not exist and you couldn’t purchase this either.

If waves didn’t exist, neither would weather. Wind creates oceanic waves, but wind is also created by atmospheric waves caused by solar particle waves. Suss that one out.

And you can thank God for brainwaves, at least most of us can.

[Found here.]


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