Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Suicide surfers: Adrenaline junkies risk their lives trying to ride a wave perilously close to a pier off the Cornish south coast

Surfers are known for going to extreme lengths in search of that perfect wave, but these adrenaline junkies really pushed things to the limit when they risked their lives by Newlyn Pier off the south coast of Cornwall.

While many were bemoaning the heavy rainfalls and high winds this pair of daredevils took to the sea.

In flippers and a wetsuit the daring duo paddled their boogie boards to within just a few metres of a pier as high winds generated huge swells in the cold waters.

These pictures capture the moment a huge wave reminds the pair of the power of nature by throwing them up in the air as it sweeps through before hitting the pier.

The dramatic photos show just how lucky the pair were to avoid being smashed into the nearby wall. Read More