Surfing for many is a private dance. There are other people around you at any given time, sure. But catching a wave by yourself is about an intimate relationship with the ocean. As intimate, say, as going to the bathroom. Two things, as it turns out, that are not necessarily mutually exclusive. Because, according to a new study published in the Journal of Urine Research, if you surf and you have a beating heart, you pee in your wetsuit.
Dr. Elizabeth Talberg is the director of the Urinology Department at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine, and has been conducting this cutting-edge research for over five years.