The amount of activities that are added to the extreme sports list keep growing every year, as athletes get more and more innovative and their craving for adrenaline increases. Just when you think humans couldn’t get any crazier, they do things like invent speedriding or start climbing to the top of construction structures. From bungy jumping to kitesurfing to surfing, extreme sports take up most of my leisure time and drive the much of the content here.

My goal for the blog is to try each item on the extreme sports list, as long as it’s safe to do so (not sure how wingsuit flying or base jumping will go). Anything is on-limits, no matter how crazy, scary, or wacky it is.

Extreme Sports vs. Traditional Sports

The key element of extreme sports is the risk factor. If an activity is low-risk, it’s unlikely to be considered an extreme sport. Unlike a traditional sport that requires a certain fitness or skill, that’s not always needed when it comes to an extreme sport. Take bungy jumping for example, though it’s riskier than soccer, it takes virtually no talent (other than a bit of chutzpah) to do.

surfing - one of the items on my extreme sports list

The Extreme Sports List

What makes the extreme sports list? Though there are literally hundreds of variations of extreme sports, I want to do those that are more nature rather than motor based. I love the feeling of being powered by the earth’s elements, rather than gasoline or coal.

The sports in bold are the extreme sports I’ve tried, the others are still on the to-do list.

Earth

Abseiling
BMX Racing
Coasteering
Deep Water Soloing
Freerunning
Longboarding
Mountain Biking
Mountain Boarding
Mountaineering
Parkour
Powerbocking
Rock Climbing
Sand and Volcano Boarding
Slacklining
Skateboarding
Street Luge
Ziplining
Zorbing

Water

Cave Diving
Flowriding
Freediving
Kitesurfing
Kneeboarding
Rafting

Scuba Diving
Surfing
Wakeboarding
Wake surfing

Waterskiing
Whitewater Kayaking
Windfoiling
Windsurfing

Snow

Ice Canoeing
Ice Climbing
Skiing
Snowboarding
Speed Riding

Sky

Bungy Jumping
Gliding
Hang-gliding
Paragliding
Parasailing
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 Did I miss anything? What would you add to the extreme sports list? Which ones have you done?

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