We have all been injured in the water. Personally I have dislocated my shoulder twice, sprained my ankle, broken three teeth as well as many reef and fin cuts.
Southern Cross Uni (SCU) has recently completed a study into the frequency and severity of injuries occurred by surfers when surfing.
SCU’s Doc Rudy Meir commented on the need for surfers to warm up properly and drink plenty of fluids before entering the water, before offering some startling facts.
“The evidence we found from the survey of almost 700 hundred surfers suggests that one in four of those in any 12 month period are going to have an injury as a result of their participation in the sport that’s likely to keep them out of the water for an extended period of time,” he said.
ABC covered the original story, this can be found here
I know my friends and I can relate to that. Can you share any of your surfing injury stories?