Introduction: Waves and Tides: Fierce Earth (Series 2) (01:42)
This brief overview of the power of the sea orients viewers with excerpts from the upcoming program.
Waves are energy passing through the water. Leo and Clare demonstrate how wind gives the waves their power and how they crash into the earth when they reach the shoreline.
Youth surfing champions teach Leo and Claire to surf in Santa Cruz, California. Learn the basics of surfing and safety precautions that surfers observe.
Learn how the moon's gravity controls the ocean's tides. Coastal areas with an estuary are more affected by low and high tides than other coastlines.
Port of Bristol (03:22)
Learn how important the tides are to getting ships into the docks at the Bristol Channel. When the tide comes in, the water travels quickly because of the estuary.
Sully Island (03:16)
The tides come in so quickly on the island that people often get swept away. Within five minutes, Leah decides to have the safety crew bring her in before being swept away by the fast tides.
Rip Currents (06:00)
Learn what rip currents are and why they are dangerous. Leo attempts to swim while pulling a boat behind him to imitate being caught in a rip current.
Credits: Waves and Tides: Fierce Earth (Series 2) (00:59)
Credits: Waves and Tides: Fierce Earth (Series 2)
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