injuries and surfing

Although surfing has been presented at times as a sport with a danger level comparable to mountain climbing or bullfighting, its injury rate is in fact statistically similar to that of fishing and well below that of cheerleading. A 1999 study conducted by the Surfer's Medical Association (SMA) put the frequency of surfing injuries at one per every 250 surfing days—an injury being defined as any- t...

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