Perspectives Lecture: Where the Swell Begins
Where the Swell Begins
Walter Munk, Scripps professor emeritus of geophysics
Every summer the California surfing community enjoys the arrival of a long regular swell from the southwest. The origin of the swell is in the winter storms of the Southern Hemisphere, some in the Indian Ocean, halfway around the earth. Join internationally renowned Scripps professor Walter Munk to learn how World War II and measurements of Guadalupe Island led to this discovery and what it means for surfers today.