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Adventure Landscapes
LO: To answer “Why is Sam 
moving to Maui?” 
Key words: 
Waves, 
Wind, 
Reefs, 
Climate.
Location
On the following slides… 
• There are many pieces of information to 
help you answer the question. 
• Some are text, along...
You may also use… 
• Your Google Earth work 
• Atlases 
• Existing knowledge 
• Your aim is to answer “Why is Sam 
moving ...
Why is Sam moving to Maui?? 
Location 
Waves 
Wind 
Reefs 
Climate 
Other 
What attracts visitors to Hawaii? 
How does Haw...
This is Sam… 
• She is 19 and lives 
in Dorset, SW 
England. 
• Every weekend 
she practices 
surfing, and is 
currently B...
Hawaii is located in the Pacific Ocean. 
It is a volcanic island archipelago (chain 
of islands). 
Hawaii is actually a st...
This diagram shows wind currents around the world 
What could contribute to regions having very strong winds? 
Which regio...
The climate in Hawaii is typical for the tropics, although temperatures tend 
to be less extreme, due to constant TRADE WI...
Trade winds 
• The trade winds (also called trades) are the pattern of easterly 
winds found in the tropics near the Earth...
• The Papahānaumokuākea 
Marine National Monument 
was proclaimed by President 
George W. Bush on June 15 
2006. The monum...
• Hawaii is a popular destination for tourists looking to relax 
on long, white sandy beaches and in clear azure waters, b...
• With spots that are perfect for beginners, to 
beaches with some of the largest waves furiously 
churning off shore for ...
Banzai Pipeline 
Thousands of people will flock to this location in the winter 
months to watch the waves powerfully pumme...
Hawaiian Reefs and Surfing 
Swells 
• The reefs surrounding Hawaii formulate the perfect 
conditions for swells of varying...
This is how the reefs 
help create powerful 
waves on the coast of 
Hawaii.
• When seen from below, swimmers and surfers can be 
mistaken for the fat bodies of sea turtles, a favourite 
treat for sh...
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Adventure Landscapes Mystery

  1. 1. Adventure Landscapes
  2. 2. LO: To answer “Why is Sam moving to Maui?” Key words: Waves, Wind, Reefs, Climate.
  3. 3. Location
  4. 4. On the following slides… • There are many pieces of information to help you answer the question. • Some are text, along with maps, images, diagrams. • Some pieces of information are more useful than others. • Some are even intended to throw you off track.
  5. 5. You may also use… • Your Google Earth work • Atlases • Existing knowledge • Your aim is to answer “Why is Sam moving to Maui?” • Good luck!!
  6. 6. Why is Sam moving to Maui?? Location Waves Wind Reefs Climate Other What attracts visitors to Hawaii? How does Hawaii’s global location make it a haven for surfers? Are there any problems associated with surfing in Hawaii? Has the popularity of surfing in Hawaii caused any issues? I think Hawaii is / isn’t the perfect Adventure Landscape for surfing because…
  7. 7. This is Sam… • She is 19 and lives in Dorset, SW England. • Every weekend she practices surfing, and is currently British Champion for her age group…
  8. 8. Hawaii is located in the Pacific Ocean. It is a volcanic island archipelago (chain of islands). Hawaii is actually a state of the USA, not a country. It has a coastline of 750 miles. The Hawaiian islands were formed at a ‘Hotspot’, where magma rose from under the sea and created new islands.
  9. 9. This diagram shows wind currents around the world What could contribute to regions having very strong winds? Which regions would have the strongest winds? What might happen if strong winds blow across the seas or oceans?
  10. 10. The climate in Hawaii is typical for the tropics, although temperatures tend to be less extreme, due to constant TRADE WINDS from the east. Summer temperatures are usually around 31 degrees during the day. Winter temperatures do not dip much below 27 degrees during the day. Most resorts in Hawaii are leeward (facing away from the winds). Why would these temperatures attract tourists and visitors?
  11. 11. Trade winds • The trade winds (also called trades) are the pattern of easterly winds found in the tropics near the Earth's equator. The trade winds blow predominantly from the northeast in the Northern Hemisphere and from the southeast in the Southern Hemisphere, strengthening during the winter months. • Hawaii is 2300 miles from the west coast of the USA mainland.
  12. 12. • The Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument was proclaimed by President George W. Bush on June 15 2006. The monument covers roughly 140,000 square miles (360,000 km2) of reefs, atolls and shallow and deep sea out to 50 miles (80 km) offshore in the Pacific Ocean, larger than all of America’s National Parks combined. Red Pencil Urchin in the coral reef
  13. 13. • Hawaii is a popular destination for tourists looking to relax on long, white sandy beaches and in clear azure waters, but it holds so much, much more. In addition to the beautiful landscape of the Island, visitors and locals alike can enjoy art and jewellery boutiques, sunset cruises, botanical gardens, snorkelling, scuba diving, dining, hiking, biking and more. • One of the biggest attractions that Hawaii has to offer however is the perfect atmosphere for surfing. The sport of surfing was born from Hawaii and has been in practice there for over 3,000 years. Thousands of people flock to these islands each year to enjoy their beauty and to participate in one of the most adrenaline pumping experiences-surfing in Hawaii's waters.
  14. 14. • With spots that are perfect for beginners, to beaches with some of the largest waves furiously churning off shore for experts and some of the world's best, it's no wonder why surfing in Hawaii is one of the main attractions of the island and is referred to as the surfing capital of the world. • Surfing in Hawaii could be overwhelming to new visitors with over 150 sites in the area to choose from. The best surfing in Hawaii however is typically found in and around the north shore. One of the most popular and heavily visited places for surfing in Hawaii is Banzai Pipeline.
  15. 15. Banzai Pipeline Thousands of people will flock to this location in the winter months to watch the waves powerfully pummel the shoreline, reminding them of the awe and strength of Mother Nature. During the summertime (between June and October) the waves are gentler at Pipeline beach, allowing a greater variety of surfers and surfboards to be used during this time. Also during the summertime when tropical Pacific storms are off the coast, many great spots in the south near Waikiki Beach and Kauai become extremely popular to visit. Among these are Poipu beach, Hanalei Bay, Tunnels Beach and Nawiliwili Harbor. These places are popular for a reason, and with popularity means crowds, so if you're looking to turn your surfing in Hawaii into a more intimate and quiet experience, then take a trip around the corner to Hideaways, a much more sheltered spot. In addition, if you're looking to avoid large crowds when surfing in Hawaii, make sure you check out Turtle Bay Resort and Waimea and Maalea Bay, two favourite local hidden hotspots.
  16. 16. Hawaiian Reefs and Surfing Swells • The reefs surrounding Hawaii formulate the perfect conditions for swells of varying sizes to crush the shorelines, giving surfers from around the world an opportunity to compete with the strength of the ocean. During winter months weather conditions form powerful, rolling storms that whip waves on the North coast of enormous size for only the brave and experienced to face. However, surfing around Hawaii and the surrounding area is always happening and never dampened by too large of swells.
  17. 17. This is how the reefs help create powerful waves on the coast of Hawaii.
  18. 18. • When seen from below, swimmers and surfers can be mistaken for the fat bodies of sea turtles, a favourite treat for sharks. • Splashing creates irregular ripples in the water, which entice the shark to attack an apparently injured animal. Turtle Surfer

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