What wave has killed the most surfers?
The data is irrefutable. Pipeline has killed more surfers than anywhere. Since 1989 it has taken the lives of seven surfers, and threatened the lives of countless others.
Has anyone died surfing the wedge?
The Wedge has a harsh history of devastation. In 2009, a man died while bodysurfing big waves. In 2014, longtime Wedge rider Gene Peterson died after suffering massive injuries at the Wedge. In 2010, a pro tennis player broke his neck and was paralyzed.
How often do surfers die?
That being said, there are some estimations that we can make to get a rough idea of how many surfers drown each year. According to research, drownings on surf beaches are 2.36 per 100,000 people per year.