Mavericks contest: Why Monster wave surf spot
#Cosmoread: At present, the world’s best surfers Mavericks Titans, an elite competition that a Northern California beach surf swells pit monster against monster big-wave riders are riding the waves.
Competition in a time of Half Moon Bay, California Point column happens every year in the winter, when waves and weather line. Forecast looks good, surfer competition just 48 hours to do it. In 2015, the competition was not invited because of huge swells never came.
Waves this year, 50 feet (15 meters) long, to reach 75 mph (40-65 knots) with winds of 46 were expected.
But just because the waves get so big in this particular time and place?
Winter storm thousands of miles away over the Pacific Ocean near Alaska provide energy. There, a low-pressure front from the north from the south collides with a high-pressure front. The resulting pressure differential, strong winds for a long period of time that a vast area of ocean generates blow over. The wind energy is the ocean, where it has moved to create larger flowers.
Tide to Mavericks’ monster waves play a role. During the transition from high to low tide, wave energy reaches the ocean roiling seafloor. This energy has nowhere to go, however, increase the height of the wave, Bay Nature, a San Francisco area, the magazine said.
But the real magic of the bizarre geometry is Half Moon Bay. After all, do not get the huge waves of the beaches nearby. Pillar Point combs, on the contrary, is so big that they can register on the seismographs miles.
In 2007, California State University at Monterey Bay and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration researchers used sound waves to create contour maps of the ocean floor off the competition. These maps have a ramp that rises steeply, but drops off rapidly on either side, making the show what surfers call a launch pad.
Waves come from the right direction, older people touch the sea floor and a “V” in the concentrated energy of the wave slows curve, then. Focus your energy, with wave height in early jumps, and Big Kahuna is born