Expert surfers are both gutsy and adrenaline junkies and crave dangerous waves.
John john florence
“Waves are not measured in feet and inches, they are measured in increments of fear.”
WORLD’S biggest wave
Situated at the foot of the Sentinel Mountain outside Hout Bay, Western Cape, the Dungeons has for years been a popular,
but challenging surfing spot for both locals and globetrotting surfing adventurers. Voted as one of the must-surf ‘big wave’ destinations by
numerous international surfing experts, the Dungeons’ distinctive giant swells are few and far between, but always worth the wait.
The big waves usually occur more frequently during the South African winter, generated from Southern Hemisphere
ocean storms known as the Roaring Forties.
Teahupoo is a village on the south-east coast of the island of Tahiti, French Polynesia, southern Pacific Ocean.
It is known for the surf break and heavy, glassy waves offshore, often reaching 2 to 3 m (6.6 to 9.8 ft), and sometimes up to
7 meters (23 feet). It is the site of the annual Billabong Pro Tahiti surf competition, part of the World Championship Tour of the
Association of Surfing Professionals World Tour surfing circuit and used to be one stop in the
World Tour of the International Bodyboarding Association.
The Banzai Pipeline, or simply “Pipeline” or “Pipe,” is a surf reef break located in Hawaii, off Ehukai Beach Park in
Pupukea on O’ahu’s North Shore. A reef break is an area in the ocean where waves start to break once they reach the shallows of a reef.
Pipeline is notorious for huge waves which break in shallow water just above a sharp and cavernous reef, forming large, hollow,
thick curls of water that surfers can tube ride. There are three reefs at Pipeline in progressively deeper water further out to sea that
activate according to the increasing size of approaching ocean swells.