Would it be possible to ride a gravitational wave like a surfer?

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Offline livingod101

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Hello all,

gravitational wave generated by our planet movement or even a binary system, would it be theoretically possible to "ride" the wave in a specialized ship to far reaches of space close to speed of light?  Similar to a surfer catching a wave to the shore?  It would be a different question than using "warp drives" which produces wrinkles in space and shifts from one point of space to another.
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I don't think so? :) Although, Australians may differ, being dedicated surfers. A gravitational wave, to me, is a propagating distortion in/of SpaceTime, assumed to 'move' at 'c'. Let's see what Pete has to say about it.
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