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March 5, 2016 11:37 PM   Subscribe

What makes an epic wave. Learn how 20 meter (and taller!) waves form thanks to “The Nazaré Wave” short video, featuring high school students from Escola Secundária de Gama Barros (Sintra, Portugal)

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posted by spamandkimchi (2 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
This is cool, and the kids are great - thanks for posting!
posted by carter at 12:26 PM on March 6, 2016 [1 favorite]

Really well put together. I sort of knew most of the individual facts, but walking through the process to produce that wave really brought them to life.

What a wave too! I went looking for more juicy footage and immediately came across this. To which I mentally responded "hah! No it's not dude! It's science!"
posted by lucidium at 5:38 PM on March 10, 2016

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