Have you seen the documentary "Step into Liquid" yet? I thought surfing was very well represented. If anyone has doubts about surfing not being extreme they need to go see it. Cortes Bank is just nuts.
That movie was great wasn't it? One of my buddies was in it (Alex Knost - the part in Vietnam surfing w/ his dad). I think the movie is good because it is not the typical surf movie, it shows how creative people get when they need waves, and the different directions people have taken surfing.
Oh, and surfing is extreme even w/o sharks. My brother and I seem to be competing for # of trips to the ER in a year dues to surfing. My last was 5 staples in the head due to my fin, his last was 20 stitches in his lip/face due to crushing his rail with his mouth. Steve