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Surfing may be an “extreme” sport but might not be quite as dangerous as it seems. A team of US researchers have looked at the rate of injury in competitive surfers (American Journal of Sports Medicine 2007;35:113-7). They found that for every 1000 hours surfing, surfers are less likely to be injured than collegiate footballers or basketball players. The most common surfing injuries are ankle sprains and leg strains, probably caused by “aggressive turning and aerial manoeuvres.” If you want to play it safe, stick to the small waves on a sandy beach. Surfing big waves more than doubles the risk of injury as does surfing over a rocky seafloor or a reef (www.medicalnewstoday.com)
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