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Published on Nov 1, 2012

Ph.Detours Episode 3: Physics, Cartoonists, and Surfing, Oh My!

"Hang Ten" with Jorge Cham in the final installment of Ph.Detours' Hawaii trilogy. In this episode, Jorge learns to surf while Assaf Azouri, a Ph.D. student in physical oceanography at the University of Hawaii Manoa, teaches him about the physics of surfing.


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Hosts: Jorge Cham
Edited by: Roser Segura (http://www.rosersegura.tv/)
Music: "Surfing in Siberia" & "Hawaiian Dancing Song" by Red Elvises (redelvises.com)
Ph.Detours theme ("Streets") by SO3 (http://so3music.com/)
Camera: Matthew Siegler, Brendan Hermalyn, Greg Rose(waterloggedvideo.com)
Sound Mastering: Laurence Yeung
Surfboards: Gone Surfing Hawaii
Surf Safety: Joanne Howard
Series Producers: Matt Siegler (http://www.planetary.org/connect/our-...) and Alex Lockwood
Thanks to: the Hawaii Film Office, and Herzliya Photos by RonAlmog
Created by: Jorge Cham (http://www.phdcomics.com)



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