Full Length GoPro of A Chick Run Over By Another Surfer in Sri Lanka

Discussion in 'Global Surf Talk' started by Erock, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. Erock

    Erock Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2011
    [video=youtube;DFecqUpNfrI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFecqUpNfrI[/video]


    I couldn't find the thread where the shorter version was posted. This is crazy
     
  2. surfislife

    surfislife Well-Known Member

    166
    Nov 17, 2011
    Holy **** that's some serious impact. I guess that's what you get for dropping in.
     

  3. EmassSpicoli

    EmassSpicoli Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    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.
     
  4. Inland

    Inland Well-Known Member

    74
    Sep 4, 2011
    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.
     
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  5. MFitz73

    MFitz73 Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    I heard she was ok. Just rattled in the head and bit her lip.
     
  6. Zippy

    Zippy Well-Known Member

    Nov 16, 2007
    That is dropping in.
     
  7. Sandblasters

    Sandblasters Well-Known Member

    May 4, 2013
    ^ lol that was the quote of the day just paddling for the same wave.
     
  8. cepriano

    cepriano Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2012
    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
     
  9. Liamsdad

    Liamsdad Well-Known Member

    55
    Dec 24, 2011
    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....
     
  10. Zippy

    Zippy Well-Known Member

    Nov 16, 2007
    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.
     
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  11. MFitz73

    MFitz73 Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    I guess I should watch the video again to confirm this... but right after the collision there is a third shooter... I mean third person in the mix. Im wondering if this guy was a factor in why the longboarder ran over the girl... maybe he thought he would run this guy over who was in the impact zone worse than a collision with the girl?... I could be wrong.. I guess I'll go watch it again.

    the third person is getting back onto his board in a spot that would have put him directly in the impact zone...
    at 26 second mark you see that head in the white water...
     
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  12. Zippy

    Zippy Well-Known Member

    Nov 16, 2007
    That's interesting I just saw that
     
  13. Scbe

    Scbe Well-Known Member

    140
    Jul 15, 2011
    Yes, interesting. There seems to be someone floundering or fleeing in the way of the rider that he may have been trying to avoid at the 8 sec mark.
     
  14. World B Free

    World B Free Well-Known Member

    549
    Feb 7, 2013
    Wow! That is painful to watch. She's a total kook but give her some props, that's one tough chick. Wonder if she ever went surfing again?

    If she does still surf, I'll bet she sets up waaaayyyy outside!

    Slide On.
     
  15. Erock

    Erock Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2011
    Kook confetti to the infinite power.
     
  16. HARDCORESHARTHUFFER-RI

    HARDCORESHARTHUFFER-RI Well-Known Member

    Sep 17, 2013
    Dont surf with me kook, both (likely all) of the people in that video are dangerous idiots, dont make excuses for them

    this will happen more and more. Here is a general outline: hyper good athlete wants to surf, takes his/her triathlon training and within a few months and can paddle in and take off. Now he/she thinks she/he can come surf wherever, she/he skipped the part of learning how the lineups/hierarchies and ocean functions, its moods, its tides, its nooks and crannies with different wind directions, what a swell does on a lunar low tide at spot x and why no one is surfing it....... and without that needed decade plus of ocean experience he/she is a danger to everyone ...and....wait for it....DESERVES TO GET PUT IN THEIR PLACE. If there was a humble attitude, and people listened to suggestions like 'you arent ready for this crowd/wave/ledge/etc' that would be one thing, but the egos these clueless clowns bring to the world's lineup is a scourge and I am all for having these people self select out (of surfing world or gene pool)by their own idiocy. They deserve it.

    Please go home kooks. dont start surfing

    //rant off
     
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  17. chicharronne

    chicharronne Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2006
    That girl had no bidniz going out. Not because she didn't wait her turn at the take off point, but because she has no survival instincts. I've been stabbed by fins twice and klunked in head more times than I can remember (Amnesia I reckon). One should have immediately climbed back on and belly whomp in. When I was bleeding like a pig, I was running across the water dragging my board behind.
     
  18. nynj

    nynj Well-Known Member

    Jul 27, 2012
    She didn't drop in. She was paddling, saw him up, and stopped. She was not going... He's the douche that can't control his board.
     
  19. Sandblasters

    Sandblasters Well-Known Member

    May 4, 2013
    hey brah dont say that you offended me that how i got a infraction point.
     
  20. Bordwgn

    Bordwgn New Member

    3
    Sep 1, 2012
    Sports=Danger

    Could happen anywhere, to anyone.....on either side of the situation.

    But I'm sorry I LMFAO!!!!