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your worse surf injury ? - 2007/05/26 19:27 I would like to know your worse surf related injury. Check Pico23's injury on his blog.

For me, it was my left foot. Hopefully nothing really serious. I was surfing on beautiful day (1.2m glassy). After the end of wave, a bigger set came in and I was not far from the impact zone. Then a beginner longboarder just taked off in front of me. I shouted but he was so concentrated that he wasn't seeing anything but his board...and the longboard was comming just in my head. Hopefully, I put my leg between my head and this f... longboard. And - crack - It has broken my foot. The beginner didn't realize that I was hurt and he just went to surf again!

It took me 6 monthes to recover. But I am still afraid in the water when there is a lot of surfers at the line-up.
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Re:your worse surf injury ? - 2007/05/28 07:00 I've had several... Their in orders from worst to little.

1. Surfing Salt Creek I was paddling for a wave but did not see the guy already on it. I was still lying down and was sucked over the falls. In all the mess his board finned me in the left leg all the way down to the mucsle. I must have tore the muscle or something but I could not walk at all and had to be driven up the hill by the lifeguard.

2. Surfing Scrips I was caught on the inside and had just made it back out. My arms were tired from the hard paddle when my surfing Karma failed me and put another set coming my way. Stupidly when coming up from the duckdive I decided to stick my foot into the barrel, I didn't realize how deep I still was and the surfers nose went straight into my foot. I tried to be tough and stay out but when I tried to stand up it hurt to much. I eventually walked it off but it really hurt for a couple of days and am still paranoid when being caught on the inside to this day.

3. Surfing Thalia St. (a fun little reef to a shorebreak barrel section) I had it with perfect barrels all to my self and it was SUMMER I was really stoked but I was getting really hungry and decided to take a last one in (it's always the last one eh) A pretty fun wave came and I made it to the shorebreak section and decided to pull in. Of course I didn't make it. Swiming breast stroke to the surface my board was also trying to come up. The wave slammed it into my foot while I was kicking out I came up and was in such pain I didn't even bother to look I my board. When I came back from Lunch I finnaly checked the bottom to find the nose was almost gone and half the board was stressed. The result, an unrepairable board and a foot so swollen It wouldn't fit in my shoe.

4. I cut my foot open pretty bad at Trestles.

5. Other minor cuts and bruises.
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Re:your worse surf injury ? - 2007/05/29 04:41 Not me...so maybe it doesn't count... but a friend of a friend had his achilies tendon severed in his left ankle by oneof his own fins. Serious surgery to reattach and six months on cruthches. Oooouuchh!

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Re:your worse surf injury ? - 2007/06/08 10:40 Separated shoulder, twice. Not the most fun, but not the worst by any means.

Cut open my leg pretty good once, coulda used a stitch or 10 but after some crazy glue, a few butterfly bandages and a few brews, I felt no pain.
It isn't about the years in your life, but the life in your years.
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Re:your worse surf injury ? - 2007/06/15 10:12

Post edited by: sunkissedshell, at: 2007/06/15 10:13
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Re:your worse surf injury ? - 2007/06/15 10:12 did not happen while surf but i think it still counts.
i was camping... had the fire pit going
i had just gotten back from a good evening sesh... ahh things were good then as i walked passed the firepit carrying my board on my way to my car to get my board bag...i trip and in order to save my baby from the evil flames i throw my board oppisite of the fire but unfortuntely my whole left leg was burned and i couldn't surf for 3 moths
but my board was okdusty && just a little ding i fixed in my 3 lonely wave free months
the end.
<3 Michelle

Post edited by: sunkissedshell, at: 2007/06/15 10:13
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