Freak Waves

yyaldrin

in je ogen waait de wind
moving images from 0:50 onwards. it's totally alien isn't it? i guess this is how flora and fauna have spread intercontinental?

 

Corpsey

call me big papa
I had a dream at the weekend in which I was on a beach with these huge waves coming in more regularly than would be possible IRL, and on the distant horizon huge mountain peaks. And then last night I dreamt of huge, impossibly steep mountain peaks. These landscapes reoccur in my dreams. Impossible waves, impossible mountains.

There's something dreamlike about that Interstellar scene too - the heavy gravity making it impossible to run fast, like all those dreams where it's impossible to run fast.
 

Corpsey

call me big papa
What I said upthread about the surfer vs man = essence of sublime

I sort of think it's actually MORE sublime when there ISN'T a man thumbing his nose at nature by hanging ten up its nose



Waves are beautiful and terrifying, like women
Amazing photo, thanks CORP$!
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
Later this afternoon gonna go to the beach in Sesimbra, the beach was formed by lava cooling and it has a strange shape, it gets deep pretty quickly and the waves are pretty fucking big as far as I can tell (obviously not like in the picture above). Last time we went there we just waded out and they come in and throw you around properly upside down spinning out of control, you don't know which way is up or down. Eventually it sorta spits you out on the beach winded with your swimming clothes filled up with sand, winded, spitting out sea water... it's cool. Maybe dangerous I dunno really.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
Gave me new found kinda understanding of the power of those massive waves. I mean, if one that is just a bit above my head can throw me around like a toy then what must one of those massive fuckers be like?
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
When they measure waves by height do they quote the biggest height or what? Also how measured, is it crest to trough or is it height above sea level or what?
 
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