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Kelly Slater Breaks Foot at J-Bay

Kelly Slater Breaks Foot at J-Bay

Kelly Slater broke two metatarsal bones in his right foot Monday morning, while freesurfing up the point in Jeffreys Bay. He needed assistance making his way off site, and was taken to the hospital, where he was X-rayed (and posted the painful-looking results). The injury derails his promising start at the Corona Open J-Bay, where […]

Brazilian Surfers Save Aussie Life At Desert Point, Lombok

Brazilian Surfers Save Aussie Life At Desert Point, Lombok

Bartlett, who’s known for never pulling back, was knocked unconscious on the reef and split his face open. Luckily three Brazillians Renan Farias, Rodrigo Cardoso, and Kako Lopes, who reacted quickly to Bartlett’s life-threatening condition.

The Surf Injury You Rarely Hear About: Surfer’s Ear

The Surf Injury You Rarely Hear About: Surfer’s Ear

While every surfer has spun a tale or two about surf injuries — a board to the back of the head, a hand sliced on a fin, a dislocated joint after a particularly violent closeout — these injuries are actually rather rare, as quoted from GrindTV.

Italo Ferreira Injured on The Gold Coast

Italo Ferreira Injured on The Gold Coast

Italo Ferreira, the Brazilian Championship Tour surfer known for his explosive surfing and jaw-dropping airs, reportedly injured himself after a landing went wrong.

Owen Wright Enters First Contest Since Injury

Owen Wright Enters First Contest Since Injury

Owen Wright will make his return to competitive surfing from a brain injury at next month’s event at Merewether despite doubts over the timeframe for his comeback.

Kepa Acero Nearly Drowns and Breaks Neck After Mundaka Wipeout

Kepa Acero Nearly Drowns and Breaks Neck After Mundaka Wipeout

Kepa Acero almost drowned after breaking his neck and back at Mundaka, northern Spain’s premier left hand barrel. We all know Kepa Acero is one of the greatest surf explorers of our time. From Gabon to India to Alaska and lots of places in between, Acero has explored them all.

Surviving a Surf Injury

Surviving a Surf Injury

When surfers are young, with flexible bodies and joints that don’t yet ache, it is easy to ignore the potential for injury that our favorite pastime holds. But after a decade or two in the water —after millions of paddle repetitions and thousands of torqueing maneuvers, not to mention an untold number of wipeouts — our bodies inevitably become unbalanced and start to break down, and those knees, shoulders, backs and ankles that once felt invincible begin to betray us.