Bierke was under water for about 45 seconds, taking on litres of sea water.
All five nominees for the 2017 TAG Heuer Wipeout of the Year Award are presented in a single clip for your review. Featuring (in alphabetical order) Wilem at Maverick’s, Nathan Florence at Maverick’s, Danny Griffiths at Shipstern Bluff, Tom Lowe at Nazaré and Rafael Tapia at Nazaré. Video by Curt Myers, Blakeney Sanford, Dave Otto, […]
In this special, extended version we see the aftermath of the ride, with fellow Brazilian Lucas “Chumbo” Chianca coming to the rescue on a PWC, only to have both surfers bucked off on the inside.
There are certain waves that, on very select times of year, get absolutely massive. And as the size goes up, so does the risk. At the right spot on the calendar, these are the deadliest waves on the planet. Timing is important if you want to find them, and critical if you want to survive.
The Porcella brothers, Niccolo and Francisco, are brothers from Italy. You may remember Niccolo’s horrific Wipeout Of The Year winning over the falls at giant Teahupoo? A flying drop-kick into a Jaws lip? Buried by Nazare? Been there, done all of that. This is a Greatest Wipeouts Greatest Hits.
A short documentary about Russia’s first big wave surfers – Andrey “Dolphin” Ovchinnikov and Andrey Karr Boldyrev.
Big-wave surfer catches 60-foot wave at famous Portugal surfing spot but wipes out on similar wave, gets beaten up by subsequent waves before towed to safety.
Regardless, surfers flock to these deadly waves in droves. It’s the rush, the danger, and the sheer joy one gets from flying down the face of an incredibly large mountain of water that keep us coming back for more despite the odds—albeit minuscule—of that being that fateful last ride.Here’s 5 of surfing’s deadliest surf spots:
Surf and bodyboard are dangerous sports when high tide and BIG WAVES come together in this place. A group of surfers and bodyboarders have accidents in the famous spot “LA21” situated in Gijon-Asturias (Spain), in the north of Spain. You must be carefull in this wave if your surfing level is not very good.
Are you up to the challenge? Keep in mind, the best spots for extreme surfing are also the most dangerous. Some may even be inaccessible without a boat or helicopter. Wave selection is critical, not only for a heart-stopping thrill ride, but, in these instances, also for survival. It’s imperative to choose the wave that will open its face at just the right moment, and to drop in with impeccable timing—your bad judgment is the equivalent to certain serious injury or even death.