Surfers are to cause a deliberate landslide in the hope of catching the first 100ft wave.
The west corner of Tenerife is known to be geologically unstable after millennia of volcanic activity and that explosives set off in the right locations could see one cubic mile of the island fall into the sea - setting off an enormous Tsunami.
Laird Hamilton stated "I've done 60 foot at Mavericks and Cortes Bank and 70 foot at Jaws but 100 feet is the holy grail of surfing right now."
However, Oceanographers said the 'laid back' surfers had got their sums wrong and would be looking at a breaking wave of more than 1000 feet on the face.
"If they manage to split off the side of Tenerife, it will be the US east coast that pays the price a few hours later, that could cause thousands of drownings."
Hamilton was unmoved - "The bigger it is, the more stoked I'll be to ride that baby. I've got a chopper lined up to 'tow me in' at up to 150mph. I could be surfing past the Statue of Liberty inside a tube the size of the Madison Square Gardens - far out man...radicle!"
Michael Bloomberg of New York said "If any water gets in this city from that wave, I'll expect those 'bums' over here the first thing Monday with a mop and bucket."