Bull Surfing

Kerala, India

"Muddiest, wildest ride on Earth?"

Yoked oxen and a muddy field create the venue for the traditional sport of bull surfing. The competitions take place around the Kerala region, and local clubs host events and train oxen and their human "surfers" to win trophies and cash. According to one source, "Most participants begin by holding onto a rope and then move to hang onto the tail when the surfing begins." photo credit: Navneet Jayakumar/Flickr