Watch: The Physics Of Noseriding
"It seems like noseriding shouldn't work," muses Namaala Slabb, the protagonist in this quirky little film. "Like Vegemite and peanut butter. But it does work: the proportions just have to be right."
I can't imagine any sandwich where Vegemite and peanut butter work well together, irrespective of their proportions, but then I can't noseride either, so I'll take Namaala's word for it.
Produced by Lauren Hill, this ten-minute film opens the textbook to understanding why the noseride works - had you ever heard of the Coanda Effect? I hadn't - but then just as quickly invites viewers to toss all the learnin' aside and simply dig the feeling.
Says Lauren: “I made ’The Physics of Noseriding’ for folks who appreciate the subtler arts of the surfing experience. Those who want to better understand how the magic levitation of a proper noseride is possible."
“I hope people feel inspired to follow their own curiosities, and to go surfing – especially to get out there and hang hip!"