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Could You Get Struck By Lightning While Surfing?

This slo-mo video has the answer...

We heard the sad news last week that two hikers were killed after being struck by lightning in the Brecon Beacons in Wales.

It’s a terrible tragedy, but humans being struck by lightning is still a relatively rare occurrence. In surfing, a question that’s been debated for years is whether you can get struck by lightning in the sea?

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Some people argue that the sea is ‘safe’ because surely lightning goes for the highest point, such as the surrounding trees and buildings.

After watching this slo-mo video, the answer is unequivocally yes. Lightning can strike at sea.

Moral of the story? Get out of the ocean quick if a storm rolls in.

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