“If you can’t have a spectacular ride, have a spectacular wipeout. It’s good for the sport.” Truer words were never spoken. Those words, in particular, were spoken by Martin Potter, a man who knows a thing or two about spectacular wipeouts. In fact, he’s the proud owner of one of the world’s worst surfing injuries.
Wipeouts can actually be pretty funny. Getting tossed around in a blacked out washing machine while sand works its way into every orifice is surprisingly fun. Most of the time, surfers come up sputtering and laughing, quick to paddle out and have another go.