Fin to skull. How long should I rest?

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by Dearayne, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. Dearayne

    Dearayne New Member

    Aug 27, 2014
    I was (trying) to surf North Topsail Beach, NC, yesterday, ate it and got a fin to the top of my head. The board is a foam longboard with softer fins, good choice.

    I didn't go unconcious, feel generally well, and have a small bump. How long should I rest to avoid long term damage?

    Thank you.

  2. ClemsonSurf

    ClemsonSurf Well-Known Member

    Dec 10, 2007
    Yes. Come to SI for medical advice.

    Do you have a concussion? If knot, you should be fine.

  3. oldenglish

    oldenglish Well-Known Member

    Jun 9, 2012
    A couple of years at the minimum. Head injuries can lower the seizure threshold and that would be deadly in the water.
  4. titsandpits

    titsandpits Well-Known Member

    Sep 4, 2012
  5. Kanman

    Kanman Well-Known Member

    May 5, 2014
  6. EmassSpicoli

    EmassSpicoli Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    Classic bro.

    Joe Versus The Volcano!! Good flick.
  7. sharknado

    sharknado Active Member

    Jul 16, 2013
    No blood no If you're fuzzy be careful wait a day or three. You'll know...else..go surf.
  8. leetymike808

    leetymike808 Well-Known Member

    Nov 16, 2013
    The fact that you feel well is a sure sign theres something MAJOR wrong. Time to hang it up. No more physical activities for you. Tough break pal.
  9. metard

    metard Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2014
    post a pic of your injury, your board, the fins, a selfie, your girlfriend or mom.

    these will help us with the diagnosis
  10. salzsurf

    salzsurf Well-Known Member

    Feb 11, 2011
    Sounds like just a minor vaginitus flare-up; should subside with a couple days of rest.
  11. Zippy

    Zippy Well-Known Member

    Nov 16, 2007
    Be careful of that. Soft tops hit with a tremendous force stemming from what is known as the twang effect. They leave very little surface damage but the concussive impact to the brain stem can be devastating. Please stay out of the water for 3 months or at least to the end of this hurricane season.
  12. MFitz73

    MFitz73 Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    no issues here... you're suppose to hit your skull with the fin.
  13. Sniffer

    Sniffer Well-Known Member

    Sep 20, 2010
    What happened to the good old days when people tried surfing with real longboards and got nailed in face by the board and never surfed again.

    Soft tops are keeping the weak in the water, no more weeding out these folks. Surfing is no longer our sport anymore gents.
  14. Zippy

    Zippy Well-Known Member

    Nov 16, 2007
    You know what they say, "it ain't surfing until someone gets hit in the skull with a hard rubber fin".
  15. rcarter

    rcarter Well-Known Member

    Jul 26, 2009
    You should ask your OBGYN ya pu$$y.
  16. nkh422

    nkh422 Well-Known Member

    Dec 7, 2013
    solid first post.
  17. Hanaebu

    Hanaebu Active Member

    May 25, 2009
    You're fine. Pull your balls out of your purse and proceed forward.
  18. chicharronne

    chicharronne Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2006
    It's pronounced pooswah. But very funny just the same.
  19. goosemagoo

    goosemagoo Well-Known Member

    May 20, 2011
    OH MY GOD, a bump!!?? Hope you make it through this ok. That's why real surfers use real longboards with real fins. The fin will give you a nice slice instead of a knot. A few stitches and you're good to go. Screw all that bump bull$hit. That's almost as bad as aids.


    Sep 17, 2013
    I had the nose ram my head and got 3 staples and an avulsion on my head and I was in the water in 72 hours, against Dr. orders

    but your problem sounds serious, you should quit surfing
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2014