Ruptured Testicle kept me out for 3 months.Longest 3 months of my life
haha wow thats really unfortunate for you man..
I have had some severe chaffing as well as all of you on the thighs, nips, belly button, pits, but had severe cases on nuts. i now have to wear superfreaks all the time and compression shorts under them at all times when surfing..
don't know if this as ever happened to any of you, but you know when your glued seems on your wetsuit start to crack? well happened to me right near my nuts so whenever i move weird while surfing or paddling it pinches my nuts and i'm in pain for the next 5 minutes..can anyone sympathize?
But haven't really had major injuries while surfing though, i hit the pier once, shells in my butt, took a kooks nose into my back which hurt..a lot, and sliced the hell out of my big toe trying to jump from a pipe into the water.
I used to have huge chaffing problems. I bought a pair of lycra shorts (most wetsuit companies make them now) that I wear while trunking it. They are extremely comfortable and balls feel like butter when I get out of the water. Definately worth the investment. For post chaffing treatment theres nothing like good old corn starch (I used to live off the stuff when I was a waiter)
Ok first, for all you chaffers out there, I have the answer. Its this stuff called BodyGlide, its amazing! Its for like pro bikers to put on cause their spandex or whatever give them mad chaf***e also. But I'm telling ya, it works like a dream. The only place I could find it was in this bike shop near my house. But its definitly worth seeking out, cause this stuff is gold!!
1. broken a vertebra from huge shore break when I was in 8th grade. I was down in rodanthe with a friend and his family, and some hurricane was off the coast. It was wayyyyy to big to surf, but the shorebreak was like 6 foot and heaving. So we would like skim on our knees on a bodyboard and launch out the backs of these massive shore break monsters. So needless to say we got pretty carried away and starting trying like double backflips and whatnot. The result was me landing straight on my noggin in about 2 feet of water. It was pretty gnarly. They said if i would have broken one vertebra up I would have died. But the break was not terrible and I was healed up in about a month and a half. It sucked though, I had to wear a neck brace.
2. And one time some craziness happened. I was surfing this really terrible old twin fin, and the tail was all messed up, as in half of it was gone and the other half was flimsy fiberglass. So I botched it on a takeoff, and I don't even really know what happened but somehow my lip just slammed into the tail. The sharp fiberglass part somehow cut me up under my lip, like where your upper lip meets your gums. It was pretty nasty, it bled soooo much. But that one healed really quick, cause the mouth is the fastest healing part in the body.
So ya, really only 2 real surfing injuries, real as in had to go to the hospital for them. And other than that there have been countless reef cuts on shins, feet and forearms. LOOOOTTTSSS of chafing (before I found bodyglide), the occasional smack in face from a botched lip bash. You know the usual.
Last edited by BonerSurfs; Feb 22, 2009 at 08:34 PM.
Yep I think ruptured testicle takes the cake! Jesus Christmas
Disk problem has got me out now, hopefully only for another few weeks, but after reading this whole thread I feel like a pansie.
I also truly dislike urchins. Got one of those puppies in my heel down at Soup Bowls about five years ago and carried it around with me for well over a year. Hurt whenever I came down on the heel wrong, then finally it must have just worked it's way out...
Superfreak suits work well for the chafe, as does gold bond after you dry off.
wb and you can find me at crystal and sweetwater and all over wb.
well i have another injury to add to my list a torn tendon in the right knee that keeps it in place. it dislocated trying to squat like 225 and it pooped out now im in physical therapy for 3 weeks at least and cant surf for at least 2 but at the rate my knee is going it might be 3 weeks. but the injury happend like 2 weeks ago we went to doc last week and this is 1st week of physio. but my pt guy is cool kind of strange but he surfs which is pretty cool. but right now im in a brace that keeps the knee in made by breg its nice. but its a fancy one as it has all these straps and hinges on the side. but all i know is i cant wait to get in the water even though im probabl gonna suck the first few times back out.
I got Jock-itch from my wetsuit. It was really annoying. Recently I got into my friends car and I went to push myself up a little in the back seat and my foot slipped on the plastic mat and hit something underneath the seat in front. It bruised the top of my foot, but when I got out my big toe was covered in blood, where part of the nail chipped off and a little chunk of skin. that was a nasty shower... My shoulders get tired easily... once, I wiped out with my 8'0 funboard vertical with the tail sticking into my butt. Thankfully, nothing happened.