List of extreme sports

May 24, 2008 at 8:59 pm 120 comments

My list of extreme sports:

BASE Jumping: is very extreme activity that includes a parachute (can be used both parachute and wingsuit) to jump from fixed objects, with unopened parachute like skydiving. The acronym “B.A.S.E.” stands for: Building, Antenna, Span, Earth – four categories of objects from which B.A.S.E. jumper can jump.

BASE Jumping

Bodyboarding: is a kind of wave surfing. But instead of surfboard u have a rectangular piece of hydrodynamic foam.

Shape of bodyboard
Shape of board depends on riding style, and rider himself. Wiki says that bodyboarding is fastest growing extreme water sports all over the world.

Canoeing: extreme canoeing (a.k.a whitewater canoeing or whitewater racing). These extreme guys race specialised canoes and kayaks down a dangerous whitewater rivers. There is also such a class like Extreme Canoe racing, that includes much more complicated rapids, leave it for real pros :)

Cliff Jumping:

Cliff Jumping
Extreme Motorsport: includes activities like supercross, motocross, freestyle motocross.
Activities Travis Pastrana is good at 8)

Freestyle motocross

Free Running: Parkour

Free running



Ice Climbing:

Ice climbing

Jet Skis:

jet skis


Kite surfing

Le Parkour: Free running


Extreme Biking:

BMX: Vert, Street, Dirt, Freestyle (Flatland)

BMX Freestyle


Moto trials

Mountain Biking: Downhill, Freeride, Northshore, Slope Style and other

Mountain Biking


Extreme paragliding

Rock Climbing:

Sand Boarding:

Sand Boarding

Sand Kiting:

Sand Kiting





Extreme skiing




snow kiting





White Water Rafting:

White water rafting

Wingsuit sky diving:


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  • 1. Erik  |  June 24, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    I think there are a couple of extreme sports that are left out of this list that I do.

    Tournament Paintball (i.e. speedball)
    Whitewater rafting

    • 2. extremefreestyle  |  July 2, 2009 at 1:58 pm

      paintball later))

    • 3. Victoria  |  September 20, 2010 at 1:32 am

      They do include white water rafting and the include different kinds of surfing.
      Also, paint balling is hardly a sport, let alone an extreme sport. It’s just stupid.
      Plus, nobody cares what kind of sports you do… ? So why did you even comment?

      • 4. ...  |  February 8, 2012 at 1:14 pm

        if paint ball is not hardley a sport what dos it make free runing all u do is jummp over stuff n run]

      • 5. Liz  |  July 31, 2012 at 4:28 pm

        well aren’t you just a little fu**ing b**ch..

  • 6. samy  |  November 1, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    ye and sky diving sky surfing wingsuit diving

  • 7. Chris  |  December 4, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    I would hardly call paintball and free running extreme sports! How many people have died from being shot by a paintball?

    • 8. Victoria  |  May 16, 2009 at 12:42 am

      free running is definately a extreme sport!!!!!!! i no some 1 will have died from that!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      i wanna do everything on this list!!!!

    • 9. pb  |  October 14, 2009 at 3:34 pm

      I haven’t seen people die from paintball but I know that the field regulations are very strict… that is probably the reason why no deaths are reported … you want to try playing paintball without a mask?

      • 10. John  |  December 22, 2009 at 7:35 pm

        try BASE jumping without a parachute
        or swimming with concrete shoes…

        you can make any sport extreme with the wrong gear!

      • 11. tyler  |  February 8, 2010 at 7:10 pm

        ok paintball is safer than most team sports no one has died from it even way back when people didnt use masks no one died people lost eye sight but never died and probably never will

      • 12. ASQWEGSRAAWRGETRG  |  May 20, 2011 at 12:54 pm

        i know someone who died from paintball, although he died cuz he got shot up close and a fragment of the plastic from the paint ball ammo went in his eye since thats where on fis face he got shot…but the piece went into the back of his head and he died…(i didnt really know him, it was just a friends friend type thing)

    • 13. Bob  |  November 17, 2011 at 4:32 pm

      If you don’t think that free running is an extreme sport then you’re pretty stupid, and you’ve obviously never seen parkour/free running. So know what you’re talking about before you say anything.

      • 14. ...  |  February 8, 2012 at 1:07 pm

        ur the stupid one free runing is esey and its not even a sport

  • 15. Cody  |  December 13, 2008 at 4:54 am

    ok chris clearly you have never seen anybody freerunning because a lot of the moves they pull off are really dangeros if you mess up and it requires a lot of stamina and physical strength.
    On another note although paint ball is fun as hell i do agree with you that its not really an “extreme” sport.

    • 16. pb  |  October 14, 2009 at 3:38 pm

      try playing pro paintball … need physical strength … stamina … lots of training … and like I said try playing paintball without a mask and see what happens …that’s why field regulations are so strict

  • 17. Anonymous  |  January 17, 2009 at 8:29 am

    I agree paintball is definitely not a extreme sport i played it when i was 10!

    • 18. pb  |  October 14, 2009 at 3:28 pm

      I know me too but skating its also an extreme sport and kids do it so why paintball can’t be an exptreme sport?

      • 19. Mike  |  May 4, 2011 at 11:04 pm

        Thats an excellent point. I completely agree.

  • 20. Kate  |  January 26, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    I am a photographer and i love extreme sports! I love doing them and photographing the action. If any of you are located in south calif. and do an extreme sport i would love to photograph you doing your thing. or if you know anyone or any organization that does so.

    live love laugh!


  • 21. Martin  |  January 28, 2009 at 12:16 am

    I can´t see freestyle bmx here :(

    • 22. extremefreestyle  |  July 2, 2009 at 1:58 pm

      really? =)

  • 23. cooper dow  |  April 4, 2009 at 3:14 am

    you left out scootering

    • 24. extremefreestyle  |  July 2, 2009 at 2:00 pm

      updated :)

  • 25. jacob  |  April 7, 2009 at 10:58 am

    dude free running and parkour are same but parkour is the frnech way of saying free running i do em

    • 26. dana  |  October 30, 2009 at 3:55 pm

      hey,where did u learn to free run??

    • 27. caljaysoc  |  March 20, 2010 at 6:15 pm

      Parkour and free running are not the same. Parkour has discipline to it than free running.

  • 28. Natalie is a retard  |  April 24, 2009 at 3:33 pm


  • 29. Oli  |  April 26, 2009 at 11:33 am

    I do free running and im 15 years old. My biggest jump ever was off of a 10 story flat onto a 9 story flat about 12ft away. Believe me it is extreme the adrenaline you get is unbelievable.

    • 30. Victoria  |  May 16, 2009 at 12:45 am

      omg i so envy u!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i not even gonna try free running so not strong enough :(…

  • 31. DJNOODLE  |  May 10, 2009 at 11:41 am

    you forgot windsuit jumping

    • 32. extremefreestyle  |  July 2, 2009 at 1:59 pm

      Wingsuit? ))

  • 33. Monkey  |  May 18, 2009 at 6:17 am

    Free running .. C’est Parkour .. eh, it is the same as Parkour ..

  • 34. Soogeun  |  May 18, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    jacob, freerunning and parkpur are really quite different and what kind of extreme sport is scoortering no offence?!!!????

    • 35. extremefreestyle  |  July 2, 2009 at 1:59 pm

      Specially 4 u:

      • 36. max  |  June 10, 2010 at 3:41 pm

        You forgot aggressive inline skating and Downhill Skateboarding.

  • 37. james  |  June 13, 2009 at 3:32 am

    bungee jumping

  • 38. jordan tones  |  July 2, 2009 at 11:09 am

    i dont like any of them,they are all crap

  • 39. jordan tones  |  July 2, 2009 at 11:09 am

    these are all shit !! hahahah

  • 40. jordan cadwallader  |  July 23, 2009 at 5:18 am

    thank you for the help i had a speech and you helped me out a bit thank you..

    • 41. extremefreestyle  |  July 23, 2009 at 9:49 am


  • 42. ShoXx  |  July 27, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    What about Jet Boating in New Zealand? Also MMA

  • 43. claire  |  August 4, 2009 at 6:28 am

    thanks 4 helping me to find a sport

  • 44. Greg  |  September 7, 2009 at 1:33 am

    what about stunt planes

  • 45. sandrar  |  September 10, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. :) Cheers! Sandra. R.

  • 46. Alex  |  September 15, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    u left out bungee jumping :D

  • 47. Alex  |  September 15, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    and dune bugging :P

  • 48. Josie  |  September 19, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    Body Bording an extreme sport what?? ha ha ::L :D

  • 49. Eugene  |  October 7, 2009 at 6:19 am

    I want to learn a parkour

  • 50. Jack  |  October 11, 2009 at 8:30 am

    sirry but its not extreame cannouing (cant spell) its extreame kayaking:L

    • 51. chelsey  |  November 3, 2009 at 9:02 pm

      sorry – but both are available… not just kayaking.

  • 52. Carl  |  October 29, 2009 at 5:39 am

    Paintball is not extreme.
    If you think paintball is extreme you were probably scared of running under the sprinklers as a kid.

    • 53. logan  |  November 5, 2009 at 6:15 pm

      Play me then bitch

  • 54. brandon(ground beef with seasoning)  |  November 4, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    i love ground beef

    • 55. bradon rios  |  November 10, 2009 at 3:53 pm

      i love kalia loped by brandon rios

  • 56. carl  |  November 4, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    i love boogieboarding

  • 57. carly  |  November 4, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    i love snowboarding

  • 58. carly  |  November 4, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    this is the best website ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 59. casey  |  November 9, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    i love it its so cool have so many sports

  • 60. FrAnKlinMaNueL  |  November 13, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    I think it miss bungee jumping

  • 61. Heather  |  November 19, 2009 at 2:53 am

    i don’t know but i’ve always thought bull riding to be an extream sport

  • 62. G thug  |  December 4, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    poop eating contrest are a very physical sport

  • 63. Cyrus Blades  |  December 6, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    what about running full speed while taking a shit?

  • 64. chibre  |  February 8, 2010 at 12:39 am

    Speed flying…..
    Speed riding…..

  • 65. Airsoft Marine  |  February 24, 2010 at 10:12 pm


  • 66. Sand Sock Girl  |  March 5, 2010 at 6:32 am

    I really like to try other extreme sports especially the activites that have to do with water, snow and air. So exciting! I will save this and make it a checklist for my future adventures.

  • 67. kyle  |  April 4, 2010 at 3:18 am

    They left out kite jumping, and free sledding.

  • 68. Gonzalo Hernandez  |  April 8, 2010 at 1:14 am

    All these activities are awesome but paintball and airsoft are missing!!! If anyone would like to experience front to front combat action with-out the risk of being seriously injured contact me @ 562-867-9600 and ask for Gonzalo. Hollywood Sports and Giant Paintball specialize in adventurous outings for corporations looking to give their employees an exciting experience they will never forget. As the largest chain of paintball parks in the country with five locations spanning the LA, OC, Inland Empire and San Diego areas, we have been servicing the nation’s top corporations for over 25 years.

  • 69. Allie  |  April 22, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    wow u guys need to add ZORBING on here!!!!! (only the BEST FRICKEN CHICKEN SPORT IN THE WORRRRRLLLLLLDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

  • 70. Siomextreme  |  April 23, 2010 at 1:06 am

    Hi everybody,,!!!!! I don’t want to practice these sports but I love these pictures ,, are so cool!!

  • 71. Daysi  |  April 23, 2010 at 1:07 am

    I am with you friend!!!!!!!

  • 72. Daysi  |  April 23, 2010 at 1:10 am

    ohhhhhhh yeahh

  • 73. adrenaline_pusher  |  May 2, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Ok what about Dirtsufer its an extreme sport. I mean when was the last time your 4 wheeled skate board hit 130+ kmh. Check out youtube and look up dirtsurfer..

  • 74. Buffalokiter  |  May 14, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    I have to say I’ve done most of the things up here and paintball and airsoft have no business being on this list. Those two are about as extreme as crosscountry skiing. Sure you can say “come play me”, and I’d be happy to. Then after you beat me, and I walk away, alive, with maybe a couple quarter sized bruses, I will hook you up to a kite. If you dont drown, get dragged up the beach, knock yourself unconsious or kill yourself, you will understand what an extreme sport is. Lets face it, anyone can play paint ball and airsoft.

    • 75. Richard  |  March 24, 2012 at 12:01 am

      It actually hurts to read all these comments. Just because you are not likely to DIE from doing a sport does not make it un extream. Just the fact that you would do a sport that you will probably die doing makes you just insane. And extream sport is a sport that gets your adreniline pumping more then a average sport and requires alot of phyical and mental exersion. If an extream sport was a chance that you would die. Then jumping off the roof of your house headfirst would be considered an extream sport. Idiots.

  • 76. Dean  |  June 16, 2010 at 12:52 am

    what about caving (potholing). Far more people die then over half the sports listed above.

  • 77. jon  |  July 13, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    um… can we put aligator wrestling on the list? and I like to paint ball but it is NOT XTREME. to prove this call your mom and ask her to pick wich extreme sport you should give up. She wont even mention paint ball because its not extreme and even she knows it.

  • 78. Your Sliding Rock  |  August 3, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Check out Rock Surfing Extreme at

  • 79. Gary L. Pylant  |  September 7, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    The next NEW EXTREME SPORT… RICH BOY TOY… we call it,
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  • 80. Cheesey  |  September 8, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    What about Water Drag Racing?
    That’s the most extreme ever.
    (I won’t read replys)

  • 81. gabby flick  |  September 9, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    cheerleading is classified as an extreme sport

  • 82. Kailin  |  September 10, 2010 at 1:00 am

    You forgot aggresive caroling. Mega64 pwns!

  • 83. G  |  September 20, 2010 at 8:15 am


    • 84. G  |  September 20, 2010 at 8:16 am

      oops didnt see it there :D

      • 85. Heng  |  May 3, 2011 at 2:24 pm

        What you want to see?

  • 86. Kaylyn  |  April 27, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Paintball is too an extreme sport! If “Scootering” can be considered extreme, then so can Paintball. People who are commenting against paintball have obviously never played a legit game of paintball.

    • 87. KaylynIsAnIdiot  |  August 17, 2012 at 2:55 pm

      You people are fucking idiots. Paintball is just shooting bullets at people with rules. you’ll never understand what’s an EXTREME sport. An Extreme sport is dangerous and require lots of skills. You don’t need any balls to play paintball. just get shot and nothing really serious would happen. Skateboarding can break your body parts, and so can parkour. Parkour is running fast, jumping far and high, flipping, and lots more. Sky Diving is extreme too, and if you don’t get why, you a fucking retarded idiot.

  • 88. Heng  |  May 3, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    i want to watch surfing, sky diving, wing suit sky diving, and skiing.

  • 89. ASQWEGSRAAWRGETRG  |  May 19, 2011 at 1:24 pm


  • 90. Grunge  |  June 2, 2011 at 9:51 am

    You guys didn’t even mention Street Luge. All too busy tossing off over the stupid paintball comments. Paintball is lame. GET A LIFE!

    • 91. jack wills  |  August 20, 2011 at 4:58 pm

      paint ball is for gays, it’s a shitty little sport only losers play!!!!

  • 92. big cock  |  June 7, 2011 at 2:27 am

    die or by some balls

  • 93. dide34 5ygh  |  June 7, 2011 at 2:37 am

    hi dude i am the king at free running of Fairfield intermediate

  • 94. Warrior Dash  |  June 21, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    No one will die on paint ball unless you use real guns. Hows that?

  • 95. arunkumard12  |  July 25, 2011 at 7:18 am


  • 96. kodok  |  August 13, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Two tumbs up

  • 97. jack wills  |  August 20, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    “paint balling” extreme sport FUCK OFF load of shite

  • 98. Trevor  |  September 29, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    haha paintball could be extreme i guess, thanks for the website though, im doin a project for contemp issues, I want do do almost everything on the list. :)

  • 99. Francois  |  November 19, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    What about luge?

  • 100. JTarv  |  December 13, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    You Guys Are All Funny HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA except the dumb people who thinks paintball is an extreme sport.

  • 101. Andreas Rodriguez  |  December 24, 2011 at 7:42 am


    Highest mortality rate of any sport!

  • 102. Sara  |  January 5, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Paint balling is cool and i love all EXTREME SPORTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 103. hunter  |  February 7, 2012 at 1:52 am

    What!!! mo picture for skateboarding!!!! :O Firetruck – the iretr

    • 104. hunter  |  February 7, 2012 at 1:53 am

      Oops I spelt mo not No :p

  • 105. ...  |  February 8, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    free runing is not even a sport so it isint extreame all ur doing is running dose that men evrey monday im doing a sport. no it dont who ever made this is not that smart

  • 106. John  |  February 11, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    What about paintball using marbles?

    This list doesn’t include golf :-)

    OK OK, how about waterfall climbing?
    Possibly up the Niagara falls?

    What does everyone think about soccer
    being the most physically demanding sport
    and motocross right behind it?

    Ahhh and I didn’t even make that up


  • 107. jamjam  |  February 23, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Um an obvious one missed from this list which is on of the most dangerous and exciting there is Caving/Potholing/Spelunking…

  • 108. rad  |  February 24, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Some great pictures, makes you realise why you like these type of sports

  • 109. john  |  March 9, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    its so nice post and website.i love to bookmark keep writing .

  • 110. piya  |  March 30, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    A really good attempt at listing adventure sports with proper pics.

  • 111. peter  |  April 1, 2012 at 12:26 am

    jesus christ!! paint ball isnt extreme, all it is is a bunch of nurdy skinny teen agers who are pretending to be at war!!!!

  • 112. Yolo  |  April 3, 2012 at 12:59 am

    Paintballs cool but no xtreme sport i helli snowboard wakeboard surf hawiis biggest and baddest waves thoes are xtreme

  • 113. Spencer  |  April 11, 2012 at 5:48 am

    Paint balling isn’t running around in the forest hitting each other with paint balls, that’s not even a sport. We are talking about speedball. This is with guns that are shooting 30 bps. The game should not be called an extreme sport because there’s scary guns shooting at you, but because your using every last bit of energy running around the field and snake diving, screaming callouts to your teamates. The amount of strength it takes mphysically and mentally is why it is extreme. Check out speedball videos on Youtube before you post another comment about paintball not being an extreme sport…

  • 114. Laura Ginn  |  April 13, 2012 at 11:29 am

    What about scuba diving?

  • 115. Action Cameras  |  April 20, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Great list of sports, all perfect for pushing you right to the edge of your limits!

  • 116. Paul  |  May 17, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    How could they have forgotten Lazer Tag?

  • 117. Siddhartha  |  June 3, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Extreme sports and adventure sports DO NOT have a winner, unless you are taking part in a championship. It is a complete sport in itself and doesn’t rely on results or outcomes, therefore paintball is not an extreme sport.
    Parkour vs free running:
    Parkour is the fastest way of getting from point A to B, I.e. Displacement, I.e. As the crow flies.
    Free running is how you cover the distance, the style, and expression of your body, mostly stunts actually.

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  • 119. Brandon Jones  |  September 1, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    paintball is definetly an extreme sport, sure you may not risk dying but being out there on a field half the size of a football field playing 7 vs.7 with guns shooting 15-20 paintballs a second, feels pretty extreme to me. until youve played tournament paintball dont call it out of the list.

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