Have any of you ever heard of this before. I caught it on Medical Mysteries about a month ago.

Essentially it happens only to first time surfers, from holding ourselves up with the back hyper extended while paddling. What happens is there is a blood vessel that goes through there that gets kinked, and deprives the spine of oxygen. This leads to paralysis below the kink!

Wiki Article.

If you do a google search you will bring up a number of links, but Wiki is easy. It's a brief description though, thats it. It's an incredibly rare, 9 reported cases, new condition.

I thought it was fascinating, just wanted to share.