Surfing comes with all sorts of risks like riptides and sharks, but people often overlook an equally deadly factor: rocks. In the video below, one surfer finds himself pushed up against a rocky "death zone" as he describes it.
The footage shows surfer Ross Clarke-Jones caught in tumultuous waters off the coast of Nazare, Portugal. Unable to fight against the surf, Clarke-Jones finds himself getting pushed closer and closer to the rocky shore.
Even once he makes it to the shore, Clarke-Jones continues to be battered by wave-after-wave until he finally manages to move past the ferocious tides. "I think I'm done for Nazare season," he quips once firmly ashore.
Based on the way he almost became a human shipwreck, this sounds like a good course of action for the surfer. Watch his harrowing journey ashore below.