A surfer has been described as “the luckiest man on earth” after a shark snapped his board in half before biting his hip on the NSW north coast around 6:30 a.m. Sunday
The Water Blow tourist site at the Indonesia Tourism Development (ITDCC) complex at Nusa Dua has claimed more victims, though fortunately no lives were lost.
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 […]
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.
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, the Brazilian Championship Tour surfer known for his explosive surfing and jaw-dropping airs, reportedly injured himself after a landing went wrong.
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.
Daniel Qeran has reportedly been injured in a suspected shark attack while he was surfing at Balian Beach, Bali.
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.
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.