Ride the Longest Wave in the World
Are you ready for this – you can even surf on the Bay of Fundy – sort of. Stop at Bore Park in Moncton and take a seat on the bleachers to watch the tidal bore roll through the Pedikodiak River filling the riverbank with new fresh water every day. Each day the tidal bore time is posted and there is a little talk before the tidal bore rolls through upstream into the river. The river is normally shallow and muddy and ends 79 km later in a little pond, but the Bay of Fundy high tide fills the riverbed twice a day. Now – let me be clear about this – I’m talking about a tidal bore, not a tidal wave. This is not some huge tidal wave – it’s simply a wave, but it’s special as it goes on for a very long time. The tidal bore actually produces a surfable wave and it attracts surfers who are looking to ride the longest wave in the world. The day we were there to watch it there was one surfer making a valiant attempt. The furthest surfers have surfed the bore is 29km. This really is one of those weird phenomena’s to go see and bring your surfboard if you are interested in breaking the record!
By Sherry Ott, AFAR Ambassador
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11 Bendview Ct, Moncton, NB E1C 0H7, Canada
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