[l to r: surfboard nose to the eye, circa summer 2004 // fin to the knee, summer 2006
stepping on vana (sea urchin) in Hawai’i // Kaiser tatoo Hawai’i, 2008
surfboard to the lip, fall 2011 // sting ray to the toe summer 2013]
Not to mention that Scott has had staples in his head, stitches in his eyelid, has woken up unable to hear because he had too much ocean in his ears and has had a third degree sprain from jumping into the shallows. Plus, the other week after my dad stepped on the sting ray he cracked his rib with his Joel Tudor longboard. My only other injury, and let's hope it stays this way, is taking my sister's fin to my face in the Channel Islands in 2003. Four stitches, no pictures. I still had to wear the white steri strip bandaid over that wound during my first month of college. People started calling me "Nelly"... as in the rapper from Nellyville with the patch. I guess that was the cool part?
So, I'd like to take this opportunity to talk about injuries. What are some that life has dealt you?