VIDEO: Surfing A Five-Mile Wave In Alaska

This is what it looks like to surf a (gnarly) five-mile wave (epic, brah): 

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Late last fall, those three surfers, near the Cook Inlet in Alaska, rode the chillest of chill waves for 45 minutes, thanks to what is known as a tidal bore. 

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... a tidal bore ... happens when the incoming tide creates a wave that travels back against the current of a river or similar setting. When people refer to a "tidal wave," this is truly what they mean, which is why it can be the cause of catastrophic floods and often misidentified as a tsunami.

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