Pororoca: Brazil's Famous Wave
in the americas with david yetman

The Amazon is famous for being the world's largest river, but less well known for the massive tidal bore, a colossal wave that appears at the river's mouth around the equinoxes. It's called the Pororoca and surfers now flock from around the world to ride it. But it has also nearly destroyed a city along its way. We arrive at Sao Domingos do Capim, and wait.

Episode Duration: 26 minutes and 46 seconds

Episode Number: 703

About In The Americas with David Yetman:

IN THE AMERICAS WITH DAVID YETMAN takes a fresh look at the lands that make up much of the Western Hemisphere.

The 10-part series showcases the landscapes, peoples and history of the Americas - from the stories of a small village of Japanese immigrants in the Amazon to descendants of poor Italians in Chile, from Mayan temples in Guatemala to ancient fortresses in Mexico, and from the frigid, glacier-carved barrens of northern Canada to the timeless villages of the altiplano in Peru.

By raft, boat, ferry, horse and motorcycle, host David Yetman journeys to parts of Cuba mostly unknown to the outside world, the wild mountains of western Argentina, festivals in Columbia and the often ignored Great Lakes of the United States.

Along the way, he meets people from all walks of life - natives and immigrants, islanders and mainlanders, pastoralists and city-dwellers - and hears their stories.

David Yetman, longtime host of The Desert Speaks (also distributed through APT Exchange) works as a research social scientist at the Southwest Center of the University of Arizona.

Yetman is also a nationally known author of numerous books and articles and an accomplished photographer.

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Mon, Dec 11 11:00 P.M. Dry Times in the Southwest: The New Realities     NH Create (11.4)
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Mon, Jan 1 11:00 P.M. Havana: Cultural Treasure House of the Caribbean     NH Create (11.4)
Mon, Jan 8 11:00 P.M. Galapagos: Volcanoes and Nature on the Islands     NH Create (11.4)
Mon, Jan 15 11:00 P.M. Tlaloc's Revenge: Mexico City's Hydrological Heritage     NH Create (11.4)

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