Video: Pro surfer Dane Reynolds mistimes a gnarly backdoor takeoff and gets sandwiched by the lip onto the reef below. Emerges with a fractured spine and half a board!


“Either u get blown out and u feel so rad and proud and stoked, or u get an elevator drop to the reef and bruise your tailbone and crack a vertebrae, such a fine line that defines your future when you take a wave at pipe! I got absolutely dominated last week.” Back injuries suck for surfers, as the torquing motions are vital to surfing. Recovery time for a cracked vertebrae can be anywhere from a few weeks to a few months depending on the severity. Heal up fast brother.

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