Monday, May 03, 2010

Surfing the tidal bore

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Remember those surfing scenes from The Tainted?
Here is the reality of it, Malaysian style. Which includes crocodiles. Darn it, I never thought of including those...

From the Tainted:

I heard it first. Even above the crash of waves and the howl of wind, I heard it. A roar, unearthly, seemingly unnatural. A swathe of sound that silenced the storm. This was a barricade of water on the move. A wild piece of the ocean, ripped from its place and sent forth as a curtain wall, bearing down on us from shore to shore, sweeping all before it. I glimpsed it as lightning flashed, a tantalizingly frightening second of impending disaster, seen and then obliterated from sight by the blackness of that turbulent night.

4 comments:

Jo said...

Of course your surfer used magic. I think I need to read these books again, I have forgotten a lot as I have read so many books since.

invanderkoeck said...

Wow! Amazing!

webfaery said...

You can't go past a good crocodile for enhancing the surfing experience!

Glenda Larke said...

Would be great encouragement not to be wiped out by a wave, wouldn't it?!