USA, Washington. Night haze and the characteristic sounds inherent in a pond. So it is, this Little White-Salmon is a mountain river with all the relevant attributes: fast wayward course, treacherous rapids and steep waterfalls. But what is it? The darkness is cut by the luminous silhouette of a man whose location indicates that he is in the middle of the river. It floats, and the lighting gradually changes color, and now – a person in a boat is right on the edge of the waterfall and … a bright spot breaks down. What was it? An extravagant way to pass away? A colorful show? A bold act, as a result of some crazy bet? Moreover, everything that happens is filmed and uploaded to the Web. No, everything is not so tragic and, in fact, is a professional athlete who is the most ordinary in essence and extraordinary in execution and conception of a river rafting. 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