Worst Surf Injury

Discussion in 'Global Surf Talk' started by mattinvb, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. EmassSpicoli

    EmassSpicoli Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    Lol I believe many have.

    Took one of my own fins off the done on Thursday. Had a bit of bloodshed and a small egg (sorry brew, it wasn't a performance egg).

    Worst surf injury for me was torn intercostal muscles. Forget about coughing, laughing, schitting, standing, sitting, sleeping, or breathing for 8-12 weeks.
  2. Koki Barrels

    Koki Barrels Well-Known Member

    Aug 14, 2008
    8-12 weeks...that's about half as long as you've been surfing...lol.
    How'd you do that, pulling a radical aerial maneuver, bro?

    Torn labrum for me....back in action now, but f'd up my winter last year.
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2014

  3. wallysurfr

    wallysurfr Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2007
    broken neck back in 2006. fractured C7 vert but made a full recovery. 6 months off. No halo though!
  4. EmassSpicoli

    EmassSpicoli Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    Actually I'd only been surfing about 8 days when it happened! Was in some serious winter chop and was going OTF and just turned the wrong way off the board on the paddle in and boom, rib muscles injured. I'm sure the cold and lack of mobility in a 5/4 didn't help. Didn't stop me from surfing but did complicate comfort 24 hours a day. Yeah bro, 19 months in and you know Spicoli is smacking lips on the reg. Still getting shot OTF here and there for fun, too.

    The labrum tears are rough. I had a partial year in my minor ligament, if not more, months prior to starting to surf. Tell you what bro, if you are careful not to let your more explosive paddles get too ballistic then paddling will nurse your shoulders back to health. Mine are beauty now without surgery and I'm even trowing pretty decent weight up on incline bench now again. Not 4 bones like Shred, just 3 and change.
  5. sisurfdogg

    sisurfdogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    If I were you I would give up surfing and take up ping pong or something safer. You are a hazard to your self and others. Just sayin'
  6. EmassSpicoli

    EmassSpicoli Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    Bro. Nothing wrong with a good chest-boning now and then. Consider yourself fortunate it happened.
  7. scapaflo

    scapaflo New Member

    Sep 20, 2014
    Pulled my groin banging my girl on my board on top of my van
  8. FUN

    FUN Well-Known Member

    Aug 28, 2014
    bout to say that
  9. mattinvb

    mattinvb Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2014
    I know! But after surfing for the past 22 years, I don't think I can give it up anytime soon.
  10. thetoeguy2000

    thetoeguy2000 Active Member

    Dec 1, 2010

    End of my first summer surfing the leash got wrapped around my leg/ then my ankle/ finally my little toe...panicked, ripped it loose only to discover after boogie-boarding in; my toe nail pointing towards my heel. Never will be able to "hang-ten"....hence the nick-name on here. :)