A few months ago we asked the question, which is harder, big wave surfing or big mountain skiing? This stemmed from a conversation had in the office, where we concluded that surfing was both harder and more dangerous than big mountain skiing. This video from Red Bull adds further evidence to that conclusion.
Big wave surfer Shane Desmond talks about his experience with a bad wipeout and hold down. During that time he thought "I might drown", while having his family and life pass before his eyes. It is undeniable the rush you get from surfing a big wave but sometimes it is even larger when you just survive one.