- Tybias Smith and his crew traveled to Derby Wharf in Western Australia
- The natural phenomenon is called a ‘tidal race’ and happens there twice a year
- The footage shows Mr smith riding waves up to 40m in the beautiful blue water
This is the incredible moment a daredevil jet skier rides a rare wave formation off the coast of Western Australia.
The footage was shot at King Sound, and captured 26-year-old rider Tybias Smith tackling the rolling swell at the remote location.
‘We are about to drop this jet ski into the Derby Wharf and give it a good test with someone on the back,’ Mr Smith says in the video.
‘I am a bit terrified but I think it is all going to be okay.’
An amazing video was posted online of a jet skier riding a rare wave formation in the west of Australia
The natural phenomenon is known as a tidal race, or tidal rapid, and it occurs when a fast moving tide passes through a constricted space.
This causes the tide to develop in breaking waves.
The phenomenon occurs as little as twice a year and can produce waves as high as 40 feet and whirlpools 800m across Outdoor Adventure Guide reports.
It can also produce incredibly strong currents up to 35km/h.
Mr Smith said he and his crew sought out locals to gain some knowledge on what to expect form the tidal phenomenon.
The phenomenon occurs as little as twice a year and can produce waves as high as 40 feet and whirlpools 800m across
The footage was shot at King Sound in Western Australia, rider Tybias Smith, 26, (pictured) said he was a little apprehensive as he and his crew made their way to the remote location