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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?
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.
"Surfing waves can be analyzed using the following parameters: breaking wave height, wave peel angle (α), wave breaking intensity, and wave section length. The breaking wave height has two measurements, the relative heights estimated by surfers and the exact measurements done by physical oceanographers. Measurements done by surfers were 1.36 to 2.58 times higher than the measurements done by scientists. The scientifically concluded wave heights that are physically possible to surf are 1 to 20 meters."
This whole section reads weird, I don't understand how any of this info contributes the physics of surfing; furthermore, the latter info is obviously wrong, as many surfers have been recorded riding waves much larger than 20 meters. --126.96.36.199 (talk) 22:23, 23 August 2015 (UTC)