September 8, 2011

Extreme oceanic weather occurring between New Zealand and Antarctica

An extreme weather system between New Zealand and Antarctica at the beginning of September 2011 generated a rare Pacific-wide swell that brought unexpected waves the size not seen in decades to several countries along the west coasts of South, Central and North America, with two surfers who perished in southern California, USA.

Sources: Surfline, The Extinct Protocol, Stuff New Zealand

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