South Coast Super Heavy Weight

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Nothing about taking on Supers is simple. The weight in the lip combined with the speed at which it folds onto the shallow slab of rock makes paddle strength and takeoff timing an extremely delicate balance. In 2012, infamous charger of the sponge, Damien Martin broke six vertebrae in his back after a particularly heavy wipeout during one of the larger swells to hit the South Coast of NSW. Watching this edit, you really have to question how these kinds of injuries aren't a more common occurrence.