Must-Know Surfing Death Statistics [Latest Report]

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"From 2005 to 2012, there were 443 fatal and non-fatal drowning incidents associated with surfing in Australia."

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"55% of surfing deaths in the US are associated with blunt head injuries."

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"In a 10-year study period, 12 surfers died offshore from Santa Cruz County, California (US)."

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"The annual fatality rate for surfing is 0.05 per 1 million participants globally."

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"A study of over 3,000 surfing injuries in Hawaii between 1987 and 1998 revealed only 2 direct surf-related fatalities."

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"A Brazilian study from 2009 showed that for every 870 surfers, there was 1 accident that required hospitalization, including fatal injuries."

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"Of 198 fatalities in Australian coastal waters in 2018, 5 were associated with surfing."

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"In the Reunion Island (France), there were 23 recorded shark attack fatalities between 2011 and 2019, including surfers."

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"Between 1950 and 2009, 11 fatal shark attack incidents involving surfers were recorded in South Africa."

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"Between 1962 and 2010, surfing accounted for 65% of all shark attacks on humans in the United States."

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