From childhood, everyone knows a poem in the translation of Samuel Yakovlevich Marshak about how the three sages decided to swim across the sea into a basin. But if they had made a boat out of beer cans, their journey would have ended more safely. In any case, the organizers and participants of the regatta, almost the most unusual in the world, think so. They make their craft from empty beer cans. And all this action takes place in Australia. Continue reading
Surfing is one of the most extreme sports that makes you face the water element and test yourself for strength. In fact, it is riding on the waves using a special board called a surfboard. As a rule, it looks like this: a surfer catches a wave, usually moving towards the shore, and then begins to slide along its front or bottom, performing various tricks.
Surfing arose many centuries ago in Polynesia, and later began to practice in the Hawaiian Islands, which are currently considered the birthplace of this sport. Competition with the wave was a way to show your courage and strength to the spirit. Initially, this lesson was available only to representatives of the upper classes. It is believed that if the king could not cope with the wave, he was deprived of the throne. Continue reading