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:
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.
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.
A quick reminder of the true standout at the 2016 Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau.
Yesterday, Jaws was firing once again and at the same time, scenes of carnage and sheer courage were afoot at massive Waimea Bay. According to WA photographer Chris White, yesterday he almost lost his baby mumma and infant son Van to a freak wave at the Bay.