In Real Life: Tomorrow’s Wave

As surfing expands in its popularity and geography, surfers are using science to perfect and preserve waves — and bring the sport beyond the coasts.

In Real Life: Tomorrow’s Wave

New technology, wave science, and a passion for surfing is helping people catch waves far away from any ocean. This episode of "In Real Life" shows how the sport is evolving and thriving in unexpected places, from a wave park in central Texas to river surfing in Ohio. 

A surfer walks a rock ledge near the ocean.

How Climate Change Is Impacting Surfing

Surfers and scientists say climate change and rising sea levels are altering waves they ride.