When it comes to extreme sports, many believe that the summer months ahead of us are the best! They are filled with long sunny days, and warm weather, so for any extreme sports junkie, you can imagine that this is the best time of the year, especially when many of these sports involve getting drenched in water!

Here are our top 10 favourite extreme sports this the summer

1. Cliff jumping

No matter where you go in the world, if there are cliffs and deep water, people will be brave enough to cliff jump. Children and adults alike love the heart racing fun of jumping from massive heights into the water below. As seen with most of these extreme sports there are many risks involved.


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Base jumping involves parachute jumps from a cliff or building. Base jumpers get a huge adrenalin rush and can often be found jumping off of some of the world’s greatest buildings and heights! Once again, this is a highly dangerous sport, with Mount Everest currently being the world’s highest base jump point.

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3. Free Running

Also known as Parkour, free running is all about propelling your way through an obstacle course using nothing but your own body strength. Runners swing, climb, vault and roll their way through the course trying to beat their best times, and often try to outrace each other.

4. Extreme Biking

BMXing, mountain biking, and stunt biking are all kinds of extreme biking sports. Riders perform tricks, jump from structures and compete on tracks!

5. Extreme Canoeing

You’ve heard of white water rafting, but what about white water canoeing? Navigating through rapids and waves in a canoe can be pure bliss for any extreme sports junkie.

6. Paragliding

Soar far above the earth in a lightweight aircraft specifically designed for the daredevil at heart. You’ll be seated, but you’ll be having the time of your life.

7. Extreme Motorsport

Involving motorised vehicles. Extreme Motorsports involves race cars, motorcycles, boats and even aeroplanes, making it the perfect sport for anyone with a need for speed!

8. Rock climbing

Sure, you can rock climb on an indoor course, but a true extreme sports lover will relish getting outside and gearing up with harnesses and ropes. Traverse local rock walls, cliffs, mountains and more.

9. Skydiving

Do you want to truly shock your system and do one of the most extreme sports imaginable? Try jumping out of a plane! Skydiving allows you to gear up and jump out of an aeroplane soaring on average 12,500ft above ground level. You’ll be hooked.

10. Surfing

Surfing is a classic extreme sport, enabling you to ride massive waves and live life on the edge – literally. Consider entering (or even just attending) some of the world’s big surfing contests in exotic locales such as Bali, Hawaii, Peru and France.

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