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Massive wave is southern hemisphere (NZ) record, scientists believe

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  • Massive wave is southern hemisphere (NZ) record, scientists believe

    Scientists in New Zealand have documented what they believe is the largest wave ever recorded in the southern hemisphere.

    The 23.8m (78ft) wave was measured by a buoy on New Zealand's Campbell Island in the Southern Ocean on Tuesday, the country's weather authority said.

    It eclipses a 22.03m wave that was identified south of the Australian state of Tasmania in 2012.

    Larger waves have been recorded in the northern hemisphere.

    The Meteorological Service of New Zealand (MetService) installed its solar-powered buoy in March. The area is known for big storm activity, but waves had been previously difficult to measure.

    The moral of this story is... NZ waves are bigger than OZ ones. Once again, NZ->OZ

  • #2
    Somewhat related, In the Northern Hemisphere this time...

    Brazilian Carlos Burle surfs huge wave in Portugal

    A Brazilian surfer claims to have successfully taken on the world's biggest wave in Portugal, which reportedly reached heights of up to 30 metres .
    Carlos Burle is awaiting confirmation from Guinness World Records to see if he has beaten Garrett McNamara's effort on the same Nazare beach in January.
    Catharina Moh reports.


    • #3
      Kiwi's love that sh*te.

      I did a beer can race on the early 90's Whitbread 60 Yamaha race boat. Seriously fun but completely eclipsed by todays radical boat designs.


      • #4
        The great global warming causes bigger storms and waves debate. AKA fund my research.