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:
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.
Is it along the Gold Coast in Australia, Mavericks in California, South Africa’s Supertubes, Uluwatu’s Break in Bali, or the monumental Nazaré in Portugal?
Whether you’re a beginner or a hardcore boarder, this ‘Surfer’s Bucket List’ will give you a great insight into the best places to surf around the world and the biggest recorded waves at these spots, and hopefully you can start ticking them off your own bucket list one-by-one!
The Mavericks Invitational surf contest got some discouraging news today when three of the top big-wave surfers in the world, including 11-time pro tour champion Kelly Slater, withdrew from the event.