Surfing is analog too
Paul Rako - April 16, 2008
My buddy Joe Sanford, who is a lab manager at National Semi, is a big surf nut. So much so he lives in Half-Moon bay and commutes to Sunnyvale every day. Whenever I see something cool about surfing (15 sec commercial lead-in) I send it to him. Today he sent me these two videos with the comment: “Teahupoo in Tahiti is definitely one of the scariest waves in the world, the lip of the wave is soooo thick and breaks over a very shallow reef.” The video is about Teahupoo and the second really interesting one is about Laird Hamilton, the guy who caught the wave. This second video explains what a big deal the ride was and you can see Laird is an analog guy, having to adapt to a new situation and solve it while falling down a mountain of water.