All these places have something in common: they are paradises with a sea only suitable for experts.
Meet the deadly waves of the entire planet:
1) TEAHUPOO (TAHITI)
This is one of the most feared and violent waves in the world. It breaks over at a coral reef and its height can exceed 25 meters. Since it was discovered, in 1997, five deaths were recorded.
2) JAWS (MAUI, HAWAII)
It’s one of the big waves surfing symbols. It breaks 4 kilometers from the coast and its height can easily reach 20 meters in height. It’s so big that the only way to grab it’s to be driven with a jet ski.
3) PIPELINE (OAHU, HAWAII)
It’s another of the mythical places for surfing, they define it as the best tube. The wave is hollow, powerful and breaks over a coral reef. A chilling detail: it’s the one that has claimed the most lives in the world.
4) NAZARÉ (PORTUGAL)
When the climatic and sea conditions align, the water gets to have monstrous conditions. The waves exceed 20 meters and break very close to the shore.
5) PUNTA DE LOBOS (CHILE)
When the conditions are ideal, the water reaches 10 meters and although there are bigger ones! the special thing about this is its length. Only one surf ride can reach 500 meters long!
6) DUNGEONS (SOUTH AFRICA)
A wave that gives you goosebumps. Not only is it freezing, violent and big, but it waters are full of great sharks, that go to lunch at the nearby of the Island de las Secas. Only suitable for kamikazes.
7) MAVERICKS (CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES)
She’s known to have killed the Hawaiian legend, Mark Foo. It exceeds ten meters, is very powerful and has one of the thickest lips. Oh, and a minor detail: great sharks are common currency in Mavericks.
8) PUERTO ESCONDIDO (MEXICO)
This wave is known as the Mexican “Pipeline”. It reaches ten meters, it’s break is very powerful and has more than five deaths in its history. To be careful…
9) SHIPSTERN BLUFF (TASMANIA)
This place is also known as the “Devil’s Point”. It doesn’t exceed ten meters but it’s a very violent wave that breaks near a rock formation. Only the most demented surfers were encouraged to master it.
10) CYCLOPS (AUSTRALIA)
It breaks violently in oval form, like the eye of a cyclops, on a background of very irregular coral. It also has the thickest lip in the world. Not many were encouraged, it is demonstrated why.