A Big Wave Surf Mystery Students look at maps and make predictions for a mystery event. They then compare and contrast data from the event to the current date.In part 1, students predict an event based on maps of wind, wave direction, height, and pressure. Unaware it’s The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Surf Competition, they make predictions and discuss in groups before the “mystery event” is revealed. In part 2, students collect their own data from PacIOOS Voyager and compare it to the competition maps. They conclude with reflection questions and discussion. Topics Physical Oceanography Authors Gillian Wood and Jennifer Provencio Teacher Resources Lesson Plan Teacher Guide Slides Student Resources Student Slides—Instructions and Maps Student Worksheet Additional Resources Windguru look at wind patterns, tides, and statistics Surfline look at all things surf: cameras, maps, forecast, and more NOAA Hawaii Forecast Essay contest for middle schoolers from the Eddie Aikau Foundation The physics of surfing, TEDED Next Generation Science StandardsCrosscutting ConceptsCause and effectCore IdeasETS2.A: Interdependence of Science, Engineering, and TechnologyPracticesAnalyzing and interpreting dataObtaining, evaluating, and communicating information Ocean Literacy Fundamental Concepts6.C: The ocean is a source of inspiration, recreation, rejuvenation and discovery. It is also an important element in the heritage of many cultures.7.D: New technologies, sensors and tools are expanding our ability to explore the ocean. Ocean scientists are relying more and more on satellites, drifters, buoys, subsea observatories and unmanned submersibles.