Sunday, May 3, 2009

Surf's Up: Physics of Surfing

photo credit: Sean Masterson / For The Times

"A break from classes to learn how waves break."

That's the headline for a Los Angeles Times story by Tony Perry on the Physics of Surfing freshman seminar co-taught by Stefan Llewellyn Smith, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering from the Jacobs School and David Sandwell, professor of geophysics at UC San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

Here is a story and video about the physics of surfing class from UC San Diego written by Ioana Patringenaru.