Research Outline

Extreme Sports


To understand the area of extreme sports.

Early Findings


  • Earth based extreme sports include; Skateboarding, Longboarding, Mountain Boarding, Sandboarding, Drifting, BMX, Motocross, FMX, Aggressive Inline Skating, Mountain Biking, and Caving


  • Water based extreme sports include; Surfing, Waterskiing, Body Boarding, Wakeboarding, Kitesurfing, Windsurfing, Cave diving, Flowboarding, Paddle surfing / Stand up paddle, Kayaking, Cliff Jumping, Coasteering, Scuba Diving, and Knee Boarding.

Snow and Ice

  • Snow and ice based extreme sports include; Snowboarding, Skiing, Ice Climbing, Snowmobiling, Snow Kiting, Monoskiing, Snowblading, Heli Skiing, Glacier Trekking, Ski Touring, Ice Driving, and Sledding/Tobogganing.


  • Air based extreme sports include; Base Jumping, SkyDiving, Wing Suiting, Bungee Jumping, High-lining, Hang Gliding, Paragliding, Micro Lighting, Canyon Swing, and Sling Shot.

Most Extreme Sports

  • The most extreme sports in the world based on their level of danger are; Base jumping, Heli-Skiing, Cave Diving, Big-Wave Surfing, and Mountain Climbing.

What Motivates People to Participate in Extreme Sports

Benefits of Extreme Sports