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  Extreme sports
What are extreme sports?
Surfing
MTB
Skateboarding
BMX
Canoeing
Rock climbing
How to get into extreme sports

 
Clothing worn by surfers is now quite fashionable Surfing
Surfers catch and ride waves.

Longboards
These are easier to balance for beginners. They also catch smaller waves which is important in the UK in summer.

Nu-skool tricks
With a shorter board and a mid-sized break you can cut across the front or face of the wave and do tricks.

Big wave
This is the most extreme end of the sport, with some waves up to 12 metres high.

Wipe out here and it hurts!


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