Must-Know Surfing Injuries Statistics [Latest Report]

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"Surfing has an overall injury rate of approximately 2.2 to 3.5 injuries per 1,000 surfing days."

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Statistic 2

"In a study of 1348 surfers, 72.7% sustained injuries during their surf career."

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"36% of all reported cases are due to contact with another surfer."

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"38.5% of injuries occur while surfers are paddling or attempting to catch a wave."

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"60-70% of all reported surfing injuries consist of lacerations."

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"Head injuries account for 36.8% of all surf injuries."

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"40-45% of recreational surfers experienced at least one musculoskeletal injury per year."

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"Most injuries (91.8%) occurred during surfing practice, followed by 6.3% in competitions."

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Statistic 9

"In a study, 72.5% of surf injuries required suturing, and 34.8% needed surgical intervention."

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Statistic 10

"42% of surf injuries occurred in surfers who had been surfing for less than five years."

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Statistic 11

"Surfers who ride shorter boards are 1.5 times more likely to experience injurious events."

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