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Wave Intensity Classification
The section on wave intensity classification mentions two things: peel angle and tube shape. However one of the biggest factors in determining how "intense" waves can be is the weight of the lip. Teahupoo, for example, has a slower peel line angle than Snappers, however the wave is much more punishing to a surfer who wipes out because the lip is so much heavier, thus you can argue that Teahupoo is more(kevin bäcker stinkt) "intense". The Wedge is slower down the line and less hollow than Newport Point, however no Orange County surfer will ever say that Newport Point is more intense than The Wedge because the entire ocean practically lifts off the ground at the Wedge. This should be included somehow into this section. I am not necessarily a "Wikipedian" but I am a knowledgeable surfer and this section definitely needs to include that factor. Comments?
"firewire" is a brand.
Most modern surfboards are made of polyurethane foam (with one or more wooden strips or "stringers"), fiberglass cloth, and polyester resin. An emerging surf technology is an epoxy surfboard, which are stronger and lighter than traditional fiberglass. Even newer surfboard designs incorporate materials such as carbon fiber and springy 'firewire'.
'Firewire' is a brand and should not be implied as a technology.
Famous Surfing Locations
Why is Mavericks the only listed famous surfing location? It isn't even the most famous. You need more locations such as Pipeline, Jaws, Teahupoo, Cyclops, etc. Htimsleinahtan (talk) 03:31, 24 August 2010 (UTC)
- I agree. Additionally, listing the winners of the Mavericks contest seems very out of place. Someone should take care of this. Quiet photon (talk) 11:02, 5 September 2010 (UTC)
- Added Pipeline and Teahupoo, feel free to add more. Quiet photon (talk) 11:22, 5 September 2010 (UTC)
Costa de caparica is not a world famous location, it seems this is linked to a commercial website and is merely an advert. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 22:36, 18 December 2012 (UTC)
I disagree with that Surfing should be solely about "stand-up ocean surfing." Lake surfing is surfing in every sense, except it happens to take place on fresh as opposed to salt water. Shawn in Montreal (talk) 18:05, 15 November 2013 (UTC)
Category:Surfing in fiction
I think this should be a category. I was thinking point break and nickelodeons rocket power contain quite a bit of surfing I'm sure other works have a lot of surfing. CensoredScribe (talk) 03:03, 15 February 2014 (UTC)
Physics of Surfing
Please consider incorporating Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Physics of Surfing into this article before said page is deleted. ~KvnG 21:57, 10 January 2015 (UTC)