When Surfing Goes Wrong

When Surfing Goes Wrong


Number 6 Malik Joyeaux
Tahiti’s Malik Joyeaux was a big name in surfing, famous for taking on monstrous waves. While surfing in Hawaii, he decided to charge
forward at an 8-foot wave. He didn’t position himself properly, which
would prove to be a fatal mistake. Within moments, the lip of the wave came crashing
down breaking Joyeaux’s board and taking him under. An autopsy later revealed that the water had
crashed so violently that it knocked Joyeaux unconscious and that he’d drowned as a result. Coming up next, a legend loses his life after
he gets trapped underwater but first let’s learn more about surfing. Today’s video was requested by kevin_h_sarmiento. If you have any other topics you’d like to
learn about, subscriber and let us know in the comments section below. Surfing is a water sport in which people use
boards to ride moving waves which carry them to the shore. Surfboards trace their origins to ancient
Hawaii, where they were made from local trees called koa. Unlike their predecessors, modern surfboards
are lighter as they’re manufactured out of polyurethane or polystyrene foam with added
modifications to increase their durability and maneuverability. The modern definition for surfing often refers
to a rider standing up on surfboard but there are a number of other types depending on the
rider’s position, style, the type of board they’re using and the type of wave they’re
riding. Body surfing, for example, doesn’t involve
the use of a board as the surfer will use their own body to catch and ride the wave. In big wave surfing, the rider will often
be towed by a motorized vehicle into the wave front as this helps them match its speed. Throughout the years, surfing has developed
into a stand-alone culture as well as a multi-billion dollar industry. It’s a popular sport that may be practiced
professionally but there are a number of dangers associated with it, which can result in severe
injury and even death. Before we move on, answer this question. In addition to breaking the record for the
largest wave ever surfed, what else is Garrett McNamara known for? a. Surviving a shark attack
b. Surfing a tsunami
c. Deepest free dive ever done
d. Bringing surfing to Scotland
Let us know what you think in the comments section below and stay tuned to find out the
right answer! Number 5 Mark Foo
Mark Foo was a surfing legend and his death is often regarded as being among the most
tragic loses in the sport. Foo was described as highly charismatic and
confident, traits which drove him to always search for bigger waves. The quest for greater challenges brought him
to Mavericks, near northern California, a place that was famous for its waves. In December, 1994, Foo was riding a 20-foot
wave when he experienced a wipeout. He disappeared beneath the surface and lost
his life. It was later determined that the leash from
his board had become entangled on the rocks while currents from a second wave prevented
him from getting to the surface. Next up, a surfer loses an eye and another
is nearly left without his foot, but first let’s go over some of the most popular surfing
locations. The most suitable waves are mainly found in
the ocean but surfing can also be done in rivers or lakes, by riding tidal bores or
standing waves. Surfers may also ride artificial waves such
as those created in wave pools or, by boat wakes. The most popular surfing locations are usually
associated with areas most likely to produce big waves. These include parts of the US, such as Hawaii
and California, as well as spots in Australia, South America, South Africa, Japan or Europe,
in countries like Spain, Portugal or France. Historically, surfing was a major part of
central Polynesian culture and Hawaii is usually credited as its birth place. The first European observations of surfing
date back to the second half of the 18th century and were made by British explorers in Tahiti. Number 4 Derek Hynd
While surfing at a competition in Durban, South Africa, Derek Hynd sustained a horrific
injury that left him with only one working eye. Surfers often have a leash attached to one
of their feet so that they don’t get separated from their boards. As Hynd kicked out, the board bounced back
on its leash and struck him in the eye with its fin. Doctors initially wanted to remove what was
left of his eye entirely. However, they ultimately decided to try and
restore his sight. The procedure didn’t take and Hynd essentially
lost all vision in his right eye. However, that didn’t stop him from taking
on the waves once more. In 1980, the year of his accident, he was
ranked at number 12 in the world. The following year, despite his injury, Hynd
placed seventh. Number 3 CJ Hobgood
When commenting on the injury he sustained at an event in Portugal, CJ Hobgood, said
that it went beyond stitches and that “you could stick your whole hand in it”. He’d accidentally kicked his fin out too hard
and it sliced through the tender flesh on his foot. The fin ripped through the muscles and tendons
on his foot, from top to bottom. Hobgood was heading towards a long recovery
but was expected to return to competition. Before we get to our next listing involving
a surfer that’s almost left with his intestines hanging out, let’s see the ways in which
surfing can harm or kill you. As with any water sport, drowning is an ever-present
risk. The term “wipeout” is used in surfing lingo
to refer to someone thrown off their board by a wave. When it comes to big wave surfing, the height
of the wave can exceed 20 feet. As it comes crashing down, a surfer might
be pushed more than 50 feet beneath the surface. The water pressure is strong enough to rupture
eardrums and they can also get slammed into the seabed’s jagged rocks. They’ll have little time to regain their composure
and get back to the surface before the next wave hits them. Being held underwater by two or more consecutive
waves can result in drowning. Colliding with the seabed, reefs, rocks, sand
bars, or other surfers is also a risk. The majority of injuries stem from collision
with the nose or fins of the surfboard, which can result in bruising or deep cuts. Currents that flow away from the shore, known
as rip currents, are also dangerous since surfers might get caught in them and carried
out to open sea. Surfers may also become victims of marine
wildlife such as sharks, seals, stingrays or jellyfish. Additionally, surfing regularly can lead to
damage in the eyes, ears or spinal cord. So, in addition to the largest wave ever surfed,
what else is Garrett McNamara known for? The right answer was b, surfing a tsunami. Aside from surfing an estimated 100-foot wave
off the coast of Nazare, in Portugal, McNamara also rode tsunamis in Alaska. The waves were created by chunks of glaciers
that broke off and fell in the frigid water. Number 2 Martin Potter
Pro surfer Martin Potter once said “If you can’t have a spectacular ride, have a spectacular
wipeout. It’s good for the sport.” In the 1980s, Potter was known for his aerial
stunts, which were arguably advanced for the time, as well as his refusal to take part
in South African events as a protest against apartheid. In 1997, he was riding a wave at Burleigh
Heads when he suffered a gruesome injury. He didn’t make it out of the tube of the 5-foot
wave and fell forward. The nose of his surfboard then ripped through
the left side of his abdomen. Roughly six inches of the board broke off
in his stomach causing such a deep gash that his insides actually protruded out of it. Potter was able to return to the sport after
several months and over 40 stitches. Our final listing is about a teenage pro surfer
who lost her arm in a shark attack, but, before we get to that, here are some preventive measures
that can be taken within the sport. Survival in surfing is often linked to acknowledging
the level of skill and experience you possess. Even professional surfers have lost their
lives so it’s very important for those practicing this activity infrequently to have a realistic
grasp on their abilities. This means taking on the appropriate waves,
using the right equipment and surfing in an area that runs the least risk of collision
or encountering dangerous creatures. It’s best not to surf alone, particularly
in big swells, or to tell someone where you’re going and when you expect to be back. Wear a wetsuit, goggles and ear plugs and
always check the weather conditions prior to heading out. Number 1 Bethany Hamilton
Bethany Hamilton’s story is one of great suffering and outstanding determination. In 2003, when she was only 13 years old, Hamilton
was the victim of a vicious tiger shark attack. She was surfing at a beach in Kauai when the
tiger shark bit her left arm clean off, right below the shoulder. By the time she arrived at the hospital, the
teenager had lost more than 60% of the blood in her body and was in hypovolemic shock. The 14-foot shark that had attacked her was
later found with surfboard debris in its mouth. Hamilton survived and was back on a board
within a month of the attack. She taught herself how to surf with one arm
and began competing again in 2004. She would go on to place first in major competitions,
become a mother and an often-cited example of passion, tenacity and determination, within
the surfing community and beyond. Thanks for watching! Would you rather get attacked by a tiger shark
or jump in raging waves from a 100-foot cliff? Let us know in the comments section below!

Antonio Breitenberg

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36 thoughts on “When Surfing Goes Wrong

  1. They will Kill You says:

    Would you rather get attacked by a tiger shark OR jump in raging waves from a 100-foot cliff?

  2. JOPIA SPIEDER says:

    Can you do a video on When Skateboarding Goes Wrong please?

  3. Didgeree Media says:

    When Motorsport goes wrong please

  4. Matthew Neale says:

    I don't feel that the whole video was uploaded. It started abruptly at number 6

  5. Dean T says:

    My older cousin tried to kill me when I was 7 or 8 years old.

  6. Last Knight says:

    Another Flori-Da-Riddian Attack this week. At their rate of attacks your video would be outdated within a week…
    When Flora-Da-Riddians Attack

  7. Poison Ivy Princess says:

    Do When skydiving goes wrong. Pleeeeasssse

  8. Deva Pein says:

    "For what happens when surfing goes wrong numbers 6-1, refer to our video when great white shark attacks"

    Lol

  9. PrincessHeatherNicole says:

    Just subscribed!! Love the vocals. Would do great if you were a little slower though as its plainer. Just an idea. You would do a crime stories. Like when integgorations go wrong🤣

  10. Timmy D says:

    Future video idea when mountain climbing goes wrong

  11. Timmy D says:

    Future video idea from the dead UPS driver: when deliveries go wrong

  12. Gostwriterindisguise says:

    Brittany can say she was literally eaten by a shark.

  13. Remedy 4 Reality says:

    When the dead kill….

  14. Tahj André says:

    Can you make a video of when dirt bikes go wrong?

  15. Sequoyah Walker says:

    Piranhas attack you

  16. OmegaV2K Gaming says:

    When 4 wheeling goes wrong.

  17. eric taylor says:

    Can you do a video on when skateboarding goes wrong

  18. Kimble Simpson says:

    Do when cliff diving goes wrong.

  19. Kazimierz Wróbel says:

    Future video idea: when urban exploring goes wrong

  20. Oliver Maillis says:

    guys ive been a long time supporter ive been watching since your videos were 2 minutess each but you haven't done any of my requests so please do one about bull sharks, one on serial killers, and one on blue ringed octopus

  21. Tim Castro says:

    When hiking goes wrong

  22. Deshawn Rivers says:

    When construction goes wrong you should do that

  23. New 21 Wyan says:

    Future video segregation: When hunting goes wrong

  24. jay bomb says:

    Another bloody good job!!! Thank you.

  25. Dennis White says:

    VIDEO IDEA – Vaping. Lets see the dark deadly side of this new fad.

  26. odd toddlers says:

    when skateboarding goes wrong

  27. Imca vdB says:

    Yup, you did it again!

  28. Potat • says:

    I live in Australia and I learnt about Bethany Hamilton. She’s Australian and there’s a movie we watched in school about her story

  29. isaiah finley says:

    here is a couple ideas for your next video.
    1. when wild boars / feral pigs attack
    2. when buffalo / bison attack

  30. roobscoob47 says:

    The closest I want to get to a shark is a TV screen!

  31. David Rosales says:

    Damm now i.ll never look at surfing the same way again 🤪

  32. FortAwesome1974 says:

    I Australia a "Wipeout" is called Getting Dumped!!

  33. Jakeys Mod says:

    Do when virtual reality goes wrong

  34. Garry Mcgrath says:

    I spear fish I see how many sharks there are in Australia where I live ,,,,,,,the thing is I can see the sharks I see surfers sitting on boards sharks going past them and they don't even know there there

  35. brodie smith says:

    When polar bears attack

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