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Lucky Al
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Re: TAHITI PRO 2019

Post by Lucky Al » Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:17 pm

Beanpole wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:15 pm
Wasn't Mark Foo in a comp at Mavericks when he drowned?
He was free surfing.

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Re: TAHITI PRO 2019

Post by Lucky Al » Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:19 pm

Although from an outsider's perspective he often seemed to be not free surfing. If that makes sense.

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Re: TAHITI PRO 2019

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:49 pm

I almost died in that Phillip Island comp I reckon
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Re: TAHITI PRO 2019

Post by Beanpole » Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:47 pm

Lucky Al wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:17 pm
Beanpole wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:15 pm
Wasn't Mark Foo in a comp at Mavericks when he drowned?
He was free surfing.
Okay. Maybe they just held the comp soon after he carked it.

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Re: TAHITI PRO 2019

Post by Nick Carroll » Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:21 pm

Mark Foo died in 1994, five years before any contest was held there.

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Re: TAHITI PRO 2019

Post by Beanpole » Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:07 pm

Typical....knowledgeable surf journo correcting my dubious assumptions with detailed facts.

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Re: TAHITI PRO 2019

Post by godsavethequeen » Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:29 pm

There was a slightly curious article on the guardian website about concussions in surfing. Apparently surfing’s culture “encouraged risk-taking behaviors and the denial and downplaying of the injury” and, ooh, “traumatic head injuries in surfing are the shadow amid the sunshine”. So there

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Re: TAHITI PRO 2019

Post by steve shearer » Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:21 pm

I reckon I've had a half dozen concussions from whacking my head on the reef.
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Re: TAHITI PRO 2019

Post by godsavethequeen » Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:31 pm

I reckon I’ve only had two concussions. One after falling off me BMX the other ice skating

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Re: TAHITI PRO 2019

Post by Nick Carroll » Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:14 pm

How does the Guardian know anything about surfing?

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Re: TAHITI PRO 2019

Post by Nick Carroll » Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:16 pm

Maybe they just mean surfing in Cornwall, I hear that’s a fcuken roll of the dice every day you paddle out

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Re: TAHITI PRO 2019

Post by godsavethequeen » Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:21 pm

I’m reading that in the choked and panicked voice of the journo who knows he’s been scooped

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