Transcript for Thrill-Seeking Record Breaking May be Hazardous to Your Health
Now a look at why people seem to be trying such extreme stunts. Dare devil are pushing the envelope every day hoping for more than a moment of glory watch brazilian surfer carlos burle taking on an unprecedented monster of the sea in portugal, a 100-foot wave, about 20 times his size. He's chasing a world record for surfing the biggest wave. A record set in 2011 by garrett McNamara. You're just going so fast and your brain is getting rattled. Your whole body is getting rattled. Reporter: Daredevils are pushing themselves over the edge all around the world. Even above it, felix baumgartner jumped from the edge of space. A man in a wingsuit flying 45-hundred feet above ground, side by side with a b-17 bomber jet. And nick wallenda crossing niagara falls on a tight rope. Whether it's wing suits, giant waves, jumping from space, there is one thing ties these extreme athletes together, they're adrenaline junkies. But why? For some it's the money. First prize in the surfing contest, 50 grand. For cooperate sponsors like red bull, tens of millions of dollars in exposure. Why are these guys chasing that extreme rush? When you know you're doing something that most people can't, that's where you derive your sense of self-esteem like you can survive anything. Reporter: One surfer almost didn't survive, wiping out. She's okay, still living for those moments of triumph which leaves us in awe. News from the high seas tonight, why the newest weapon
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