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Surfing injuries


Compared with other sports, surfing is relatively safe. Contact with the surfboard, rocks, coral, or sand causes most injuries. Environmental factors such as sun exposure and marine animal bites and stings are other causes of injury. Surfing with common sense, sunscreen, and proper equipment can help prevent injury.

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Sunshine, S. Surfing injuries. Curr Sports Med Rep 2, 136–141 (2003).

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