Surfing has a good side and, but a bad side too. That’s right, what we meant is injuries and dammages that the inadequate practice of this sport can cause us.

The injuries and damages to which we are exposed is a reality that we must take into account in any sport, also to avoid them and know how to react in that case. According to the thesis of Dr. Guillaume Barucq. we can draw the following conclusions:

  • Most of the accidents suffered by surfers take place when they are on the board, often among the surfers themselves
  • Those that occur at the bottom of the sea, are more numerous against the sand than against the rocks
  • The members of the human body that suffer more traumas are the face, ankles and knees (of the lower limbs) and the hands and wrists (of the upper limbs), and the chest being the most rarely affected area.

And these are just some of them. If you want to know a little more about the thesis of Dr. Guillaume Barucq. About injuries in surfing, you can find it at the following link:


More specifically, the injuries that a surfer may suffer are: lacerations, that is, cuts or injuries caused by the reasons just mentioned; fractures, possibly one of the most delicate, especially when it is cranial; sprains, especially of the lower limbs; bruises, due to the impact against water, sand or underwater bottom; among other.

How can we avoid suffering these injuries?

On the one hand, a good physical preparation is essential, starting with a good and adapted training to our physical condition, as well as knowing the marine environment. On the other hand, having a board (if possible cork to mitigate the possible blows) and appropriate suit will prevent many injuries and injuries; it is also important to have always the rope tied to the board. Last but not less important, it is recommended to wear earplugs and a helmet, whose use is being extended more and more.

When is the practice of surfing unadvisable?

Before starting surfing, it is recommended that you visit your doctor. In addition the specialists recommend that, in case you suffer some of these diseases, do not practice surfing:

  • Illness in the spine
  • Cardiovascular problems
  • Respiratory insufficiency
  • Neurological problems
  • Etc.


If you want to know more about this topic, it is essential that you consult a doctor or specialist to guide you in this matter. Also if you want to know more from the medical point of view about surfing injuries, you can do the test of the web: surfeur/

The objective of knowing the possible injuries does not have to be a reason why we do not practice surfing, just the opposite! This will help us to be more cautious and to fully enjoy this sport. Minimum Boards in this case also want you to maintain a great style, so our accessories in the form of a necklace, keychain or bracelet of various sports (bodyboard, snowboard, skateboard, wakeboard, etc.) with miniature boards and made of wood They are ideal to remind you that you always have to be careful regardless of the board sport you practice. Look at them!


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