Premiering this week on Link TV - "Adrenaline Junkie," a brand new special episode from the groundbreaking explore series. Follow the explore Team as they make their way from Hawaii to Venice Beach to Jackson Hole, seeking out new adventure sports and learning how rescuers keep thrill seekers safe.
They begin on the North Shore of Oahu, speaking with elite Jet Ski rescue lifeguards at one of the most exciting and dangerous surf breaks in the world. Surfers here catch huge waves, but when something goes wrong every second is a matter of life and death. Specially trained lifeguards navigate the massive waves on Jet Skis to reach those in trouble, and are serious about carrying on the traditions of Hawaiin lifeguards.
The explore team then heads to Venice Beach, California, where a unique organization is providing an opportunity for action sport athletes with physical disabilities to get their fix of adrenaline. Think it's hard to land a backflip or a hand plant on a skate ramp? Kids with the Life Rolls On foundation pull off these tricks in wheelchairs with no sweat.
Next stop is Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where explore accompanies an avalanche rescue team on a heart-pounding mission in the deep powder of Wyoming's Rockies. Rescue workers use an incredible amount of knowledge about avalanches along with the latest technology to find people buried in the snow. Yet as the clock ticks closer to likely suffocation, the noses of their dogs become the best resources in finding victims.
explore is known for travelling to every corner of the globe. The team stays in the United States in this episode and instead journeys deep into the human psyche to discover what leads us some of us to take risks and others to devote their lives to risking everything to save a life. All in all, they explore what makes humans push the boundaries of physics in the never-ending pursuit of adrenaline. Don't miss the West Coast primetime premier on Wednesday at 8pm PST/11pm EST and on Thursday morning at 3am & 9am PST/6am & 12pm EST. Or, watch now online!