All surfers really want big waves to ride. We are in front of one special discipline that is known as Big Wave Surfing. This is one variation that should only be considered by really experienced surfers. People will paddle or alternatively be towed towards really big waves with their height being a minimum of 20 feet.
They usually ride different surf boards known under the name Guns or Rhino Chasers. Everything is really complex when surfing big waves. The size of your board has to adapt to the size of the wave. When comparing with regular surfing we even find the techniques used to be different. Most good big wave surfers are using longer and larger boards so that they can paddle easily and have high stability levels. The downside given is reduced maneuverability combined with a surfing speed that is lower.
When talking about riding big surf waves you should also know about the existence of Tow In Surfing. Darrick Doerner, Laird Hamilton and Buzzy Kerbox are the men responsible for creating this sport in 1992. Although there are differences between the 2 activities many surfers are practicing both. Tow in Surfing automatically implies that the surfer is towed by a jet ski, thus offering a very fast experience. Because of the existence of Tow in Surfing many surfers did manage to ride higher than 50 feet waves.
If you are now thinking about surfing really big waves you need to also realize that it is definitely dangerous. One such wave is capable of pushing you at a depth of even 50 feet. As soon as the surfer recovers from the impact he needs to quickly figure out where up is and swim out. Water pressure is capable of having huge impact on surfers. Severe injuries and death can appear if you are not interesting enough. The biggest risk stands in 2 or more consecutive big waves keeping you underwater. Surviving in such conditions is really difficult. Huge problems can appear for experienced surfers too.