After reading The Perfect Storm years ago the idea of rogue waves, anomalies of the ocean that can reach a hundred feet high, has always kind of stayed in the back of my mind. While on a boat in the middle of the ocean last year I warily looked around and thought, I’m safe, there’s no way one of those could possibly happen here. Well, after reading this book I’ll be scanning the horizon much more actively in open water!
It is shocking to learn how many ships still go missing at sea today. These waves are not only difficult to explain, but they seem to be increasing in frequency. This book explains the science behind waves, what the future may hold, and the people that love to ride them. Yes, there is a special class of surfer out there that has the skill to ride these giant waves, and you meet some of the legends of the sport in this book.
This book is a great mix of science and sports with amazing photos to bring the events the author discusses to life. After reading this book you’ll never look at the ocean, or a surfboard, in quite the same way.
The Non-fiction Book Discussion Group will be meeting at the Bridgewater Library on Thursday, March 10th to discuss The Wave.