How to fall off a surfboard safely

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Learn how to wipe out safely. Protect yourself and other fellow surfers from injuries and avoid equipment damage. Reduce the risks when falling off a surfboard.

All surfers fall and wipe out. It’s part of the thrill. Sometimes, it’s a technical mistake or gear failure; in other cases, Nature is just too strong and brings us down to the floor.

The most common consequences of falling off the surfboard are cracked surfboards, sprained ankles, ruptured eardrums, lacerations, muscle strains, broken noses and necks, and minor leg injuries. In the worst case scenario, you may drown.

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