Top 10 World’s Most Dangerous Sports

Now THIS is a top 10 list. I mean, it’s not every day that you get told ways to immediately put your life at risk that don’t involve drugs and have athletic components to them.

We just want to say that it’s been nice knowing you and that we are not responsible for any injuries, deaths or smiles. OK, we take credit for the grinning. Without further ado, here are the top 10 world’s most dangerous sports.

1. BASE Jumping

Risky Sport BASE Jumping

If you think parachuting is so 2014, then you’ll appreciate that BASE jumping takes it up a notch. BASE stands for Building, Antenna, Span, and Earth (which means cliff). Imagine hurling yourself from these types of platforms, only hundreds of feet above the ground.

It’s no wonder this dangerous sport is illegal in many countries, including the US, unless it’s part of an organized event.

2. Bull Riding

Bull Riding is Highly Dangerous

It’s a rodeo sport that’s caused numerous concussions and broken bones. Bull riding is a favorite with dumbasses macho men who want to boast they have more testosterone than they know what to do with.

Yup, go get on top of a huge bull and try to stay on top of it as long as possible until it bucks you off its back. But recognize you might get trampled by that bull when you fall off it. It’ll hurt much more than when your ol’ lady swatted you as you climbed into bed drunk at 3 am.

3. Street Luging

Street Luge is Dangerous Sport

Gravity is your friend in this sport. Road luge, as it’s also known, involves laying back on a street luge board with your head raised a bit to see where you’re going.

With only the aluminum board between you and the concrete, you’ll reach up to 100km/h, and – did we mention this yet – you’ll race against other people to a finish line. Well, you always wanted to be faster than a speeding bullet.

4. White-Water Rafting

The Sport of White Water Rafting

Navigate rough white waters on an inflatable raft and say hello to the large rocks that seem to jut out from everywhere. It’s no wonder that this dangerous sport often leaves its participants with broken bones and twisted knees.

But, hey, on the bright side you might get a great selfie in the process.

5. BMX

Dangerous BMX Stunt
Whoever first thought of doing acrobatics on a bike really wanted to die young. BMX involves racing but also pulling stunts mid-air that can range from grinding and wallrides to roll-backs. By the way, those names could also be sex positions.

6. Big Wave Surfing

Dangerous Big Wave Surfing

Surfers had to take it to the next level and came up with the big wave version, which makes our list of the world’s 10 most dangerous sports. The waves can be upwards of 50 feet high, so that means you’re taking crazy risks that you could get pulled under the water or crash hard onto the rocks. Personally, I’d take a hangover instead any day.


Heli Skiing Dangerous Sport
If you’re a skier who yawns over black diamond courses, then you’re likely considering heli-skiing. The adrenaline junkie starts by leaping out of a helicopter onto a snow peak that he can’t access via any other method.

The dangers start with the helicopter, which is going into uncharted territory, and escalate from there with the possibility of an avalanche or getting stranded by a change in weather.

8. High Altitude Climbing

At the Top of the Climb

If you’re participating in a sport that keeps fatality stats, you might be an avid high altitude climber. Maybe you want to climb Everest, where for every six successful summits there has been one mountaineer’s life taken.

Let’s see, take your pick of dangers here with the mega heights; thank gravity for giving you hypothermia, pneumonia, frostbite or another present. C’mon guys, there aren’t even any gals in bikinis close by here! Give your head a shake.

9. Train Surfing

Dangerous Train Surfing Man
Do you have a death wish? Apparently people who extreme train surf are nodding right now. This dangerous sport is growing in South Africa, where men are running alongside trains, hanging onto them, and dancing along the tops of them.

Nah, think I’ll stay inside and order a dark and stormy or other manly drink.

10. Volcano Boarding

Dangerous Volcano Boarding Sport
So then he went insane and decided to volcano board, she whispered. That was the only explanation for why he voluntarily raced down an active volcano in Nicaragua on a small wooden board strapped to his back.

Um, I think that at the point when the guide puts the protective gear on me, so that volcanic stones won’t shred my skin on the way down, is when I’ll say hell no and run for the hills flat lands. I like life.

If you’re an adrenaline junkie, these top 10 most dangerous sports could appeal to you. From jumping trains to steering a raft along rough white waters, there’s sure a lot of choices, and you can travel the world doing them. 

Sure, every sport has some element of risk to it but these are upping the stakes (and, let’s be clear here, the “stakes” are your chances of dying). So tell me, do you feel lucky today or just crazy?