The science of surfing: An emotional review

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Thursday, 26 October, 2017 - 16:00


RC-4082, The Red Centre, UNSW Sydney


Climate Change Research Centre

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Public / All

In honour of Walter Munk's 100th birthday, Dr Paul Spence will present a general interest talk on the science of surfing.

Does God want us to surf? Is there any difference between a surfer and a drug addict? Did surfers discover relativity before Einstein? Who is the most under appreciated person in surfing? Why did Eddy go? How did Eddy know where to go? These question and more will be addressed in a 'kookslam' review of surf science.

The seminar will be followed by a screening of Walter's 1967 documentary "Waves across the Pacific" and a wine and cheese reception.