Your brain is a relatively important organ. It’s generally accepted that you don’t want anything bad to happen to it, but in surfing, an activity where skulls are often bouncing off things, helmets are anything but normal. So why is it, then, that surfing in helmets isn’t more popular?
That three-ish pounds of grey meat between your ears is responsible for controlling everything your body does. Shitting, eating, and heart beating — it’s all just your brain directing your body to do certain things. All your intelligence, creativity, and emotions are made of complicated neural pathways, tiny bursts of electrical impulses, and squirts of hormones. All of your memories are in there, and all the information filtering in through your various brain-controlled senses that make them up are interpreted in it.