AN AUDIO VISUAL JOURNEY FOR THOSE WHO LOVE THE SEA
Join the founder of Wavescape, surf forecaster Spike, for a fun and graphical evening into the deep ocean and into the eye of fierce storms to see how they create waves, and how these waves radiate away from the force that created them. Spike shows us how energy is transferred into the water and how this is expressed by travelling waves in terms of power and speed. With a section on the Internet and types of prediction tools, you will get forecasting tips and tricks, with some case studies of giant storms, and the big waves (and damage) they brought, and wrought.
Part 1: Origin (30 minutes)
What causes swell? We visit huge weather systems and watch as they form huge waves.
Part 2: Energy (30 minutes)
We look at wave mechanics and how waves absorb energy and express this energy as they move through the ocean.
Part 3: Result (30 minutes)
What happens when swells arrive at the shore, and how do we read the forecasts so that we can plan our lives?
Date: 23 March 2022
Time: 1800 to 20h00
Venue: 17 Benning Drive, Kommetjie