Surfing the Dragon: The Quest for the Longest Wave in the World

When the tide comes in on the China's Qiantang River in the city of Hangzhou, something unusual happens: seawater piles up in the funnel-shaped Hangzhou Bay and roars up the river in a massive wave that can be almost 30 feet high. The tidal wave can capsize boats and upset shipping in the bustling metropolis. Onlookers near the river's banks can suddenly find their lives in danger. But for a peculiar breed of surfers, the chance to ride the world's longest wave is the thrill of a lifetime.

Full article by Michael Reilly on Discovery News



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