Cyclops

Australia’s Deadliest Wave.

It’s possibly the World’s Deadliest too. My crazy friend has surfed it and survived. You’ll never catch me attempting it.

Here are some of the reasons.

Once the lip hits the water, it explodes like TNT
It is pretty much only a bodyboarding wave, although surfers can tow in, but it is risky, but has been done before in billabong odyssey.
Surfers can’t wear a leash because if they wipe out they will get dragged across the reef and will be in big trouble.
If you wipe out here it is extremely dangerous.
The reef is super shallow!
It looks like it will be a 3-4 foot wave, and jacks up to 10 feet.
There is no hospital for a 2 hr boat trip then 5 hr car drive.
Also massive 8 metre+ great white sharks are in these deep waters and many lives have been lost in shark attacks off this coast.
If you get cut up out here you are extremely lucky to not attract sharks.
This wave has broken backs/necks/sliced skin and more on the reef…

Cyclops is the most hyped and least surfed wave in the world.
It’s extremely heavy with massive amounts of water unloading on shallow reef.

To get here..
You have to take a day trip from Esperance, and get out there by boat.
Esperance is 7 hours drive from Perth.

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Harley on February 14, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Oh my Gosh that is the most amzing thing that i have heard all day!!

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