Briana Hansen
Updated Aug 28, 2016 @ 8:30 am
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With summer rapidly winding down, it’s the perfect time to look back on all the pain and pleasure we had during these warmer months. And nothing combines pain and pleasure more than a totally epic belly flop.

Just the sounds of the loud clap as your body hits the water face first can make those of us who’ve experienced a true belly flop cringe.


Some people don’t shy away from the body sting of the flop. In fact, they take it to another level with near-Olympic feats of belly floppery (which is, obviously, the scientific term for such things).


And here’s one in slow motion, so you can truly appreciate the glory of a good flop.

And not that you should ever give into peer pressure, but it should be known that most crowds do love a dramatic belly flop.

So if you’re in the mood to put on a show in the water and brave enough to try such a feat, you will likely have a bunch of people cheering you on.


If, for some reason, you find a total rush in face-planting into the water and creating a huge splash, you can always compete in a belly flop tournament (because there are such things and they look painfully amazing). false

Long live summer and long live the belly flop!