I couldn't find the thread where the shorter version was posted. This is crazy
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Feb 15, 2014, 07:08 PM #1
Full Length GoPro of A Chick Run Over By Another Surfer in Sri Lanka
Feb 15, 2014, 07:20 PM #2
Holy **** that's some serious impact. I guess that's what you get for dropping in.
Feb 15, 2014, 09:00 PM #3
That's insanity. He's flying and hits her square in the side of the head with the nose of a board not lacking in foam. People have died from far less traumatic blows to the head. I see that and think massive hematoma.
How this happens is that the two people involved both had no focus on their surroundings and their role in them. If one of the two did this would likely have been avoided. The guy clearly has some surfing skill but I wouldn't rule out the effect of him visually focusing on her as the root of the collision. We look where we want to go. He didn't likely want to hit her in the face with his screaming board but once he realized she was that much in his way at his speed he continued to look at her and therefore ended up hitting her. Anyone see how that could happen? Still tragic.
Wow. She's not ok after this. Reconstructive facial surgery would be preferable to brain damage after that.
Feb 15, 2014, 09:26 PM #4Member
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Doesn't look like she was dropping in. Just paddling for the same wave. She looked to her left and stopped paddling when she saw that fool coming. She wasn't in his way. If you can't control your board in those waves, you should not be out near other people.
Last edited by Inland; Feb 15, 2014 at 09:34 PM.
I heard she was ok. Just rattled in the head and bit her lip.
Doesn't look like she was dropping in. Just paddling for the same wave.
Feb 16, 2014, 12:09 AM #7
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^ lol that was the quote of the day just paddling for the same wave.
Feb 16, 2014, 02:03 AM #8
the title of the video should be how to kill someone with a surfboard.in some states that's attempted vehicular manslaughter.thats what happens when u surf crowded spots.to say who was at fault,id say the girl dropping in.if somebody is riding the wave ur trying to catch,best to stay off of it.guy could've maneuvered out the way so she didn't get decapitated.also in Australia,some dude speared another surfer in the eye for dropping in on him months prior.its stories like this that makes me happy I live in the northeast.all tho I just seen a shot in nj from yesterday with 40 dudes out like sardines.i don't get the crowd thing,every beach is empty then u roll up to a spot with 40 guys out
Feb 16, 2014, 03:52 AM #9
It Was his wave but he was in conditions
beyond his ability other wise he wouldn't have
run her over.
When these things happen and people imply that she somehow
deserves to get run over....wow! Nice....
I see this all the time in the summer. In this situation both of them seem clueless. Barring some unexpected movement of other surfers I could thread the needle between 2 people not much wider then my board. Learned this surfing crowded sandyhook shore break back in the 70's and honed it for all these years. Is this case the guy could have easily dropped in around her and pushed her back rather than hit her. The problem is neither of them know what they are doing. When out surfing around other people you need to be fully aware and know the skill level of those around you and where you fit in that pecking order. Nothing worse for me then seeing a beginner blowing wave after wave and when one finally lines up perfectly for me, see them turn and paddle like this girl, like a complete dumb ass, with no understanding whatsoever of how it works out there. This is one of the only times that I vocalize negatively in the line up and shout people off left and right on busy days. I'm seeing this more and more with all the surf camps and lessons being given. There are so many **** heads in the water all summer it's crazy sometimes. The moral of this, If you don't know what your doing, do everyone a favor and stay away. Although the truth is I have had some of my best sessions in a crowded lineup of wannabes where I'm top dog and everyone with a clue goes elsewhere because of the crowd.
Last edited by Zippy; Feb 16, 2014 at 05:09 AM.