Mysterious Phenomena #10: Pororoca, Brazil

Occasionally with the full moon in February and March, where the Amazon River meets the Atlantic Ocean, you can find waves up to 13 feet high. A very special day for surfers, who can not wait to jump in the river with their boards, but feared by the natives for the dangerous force of the waves. Though there are many theories as to why they’re called pororoca, one of the most popular is that it comes from “poroc-poroc” which in the indigenous language of Tupi means “great destructive noise”.

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