How Big Are the Waves in Big Wave Surfing?

How Big Are the Waves in Big Wave Surfing?

How Big Are the Waves in Big Wave Surfing?

In order to qualify as "big wave" surfing, a surfer needs to tackle waves that are at least 20 feet high. Surfers who wish to surf big waves can either paddle out into the wave on a larger board or be towed in on a smaller board with the help of a jet ski.

There are some risks associated with big wave surfing, including the potential danger of falling off the board, or wiping out, on a breaking big wave, which can result in the surfer being pushed as far as 50 feet under the water's surface. This can lead to disorientation and suffocation or drowning.