Justine Dupont Left Seeing Stars After Copping ‘A Coconut Tree’ To The Face At Jaws - Stab Mag

Now Live: Ferrari Boyz With Harry Bryant (Redux)

1 Views
'Coconut tree' is used figuratively here to describe the board of Coconut Willie. Very clever

Justine Dupont Left Seeing Stars After Copping ‘A Coconut Tree’ To The Face At Jaws

‘I couldn’t see well and was coughing up blood’.

elsewhere // Dec 27, 2022
Words by Ethan Davis
Reading Time: 2 minutes

French big wave waterwoman Justine Dupont has described the story of a collision with a ‘coconut tree’ while surfing Jaws three days ago that left her spending Xmas eve in a hyperbaric chamber. 

Read her IG post below

I haven’t paddled a wave that I’m really proud of in Jaws since my injury during the #peahichallenge 4 years ago. I ended up with a broken shoulder and ruptured knee ligaments 🥲 Since then, I was afraid to come back and relive the same experience. At the same time I dreamed of taking a real wave with a committed line to put myself in a position to make a barrel 😁 When I saw this Christmas swell I ask advices to @carlosburle and @gerglong. I took the last plane ticket that was left from Nazare. After 40 hours of travel, arrival at 2 a.m., 2 short hours of sleep, in the water at 6 a.m. thanks to @kolomona1_ 🙏🏼🙏🏼. The conditions were really nice, without being too big and with little wind which is rare for Jaws 🔥. When this wave came, I turned around and paddle hard, I shouted, I said to myself wow I’m there 😃. A fraction of seconds later I took a coconut tree on the face ( @coconut_willie 😅 🥥). The fins went over my foot and I felt right on the impact of the lip 💥 Like 4 years ago I saw a lot of stars again💫. Thank you @kolomona1_@kurtischongkee and all the boys for the rescue 🙏🏼😉. I was in pain everywhere, but I really wanted to take advantage of the conditions which were magnificent so I went back to the peak telling myself that I was fine. After 1 hour I still couldn’t see well, I wanted to vomit, I had a headache and I was coughing up blood. End of session. Thanks to @kai_lenny‘s family for the help and @have_you_seen_steve for the recovery tips 🙏🏼🙏🏼. I really don’t blame @coconut_willie, I stay positive, accidents are part of surfing (I’m starting to get used to it.😅) but I admit that I really wanted to surf this wave until the end 😅. It’s time to go back to Nazare, rest and get back to Maui as soon as possible I am sure this wave will come again . Thanks to everyone for the welcome, the good vibes and the help 🙏🏼🙏🏼

I love a story with lots of emojis.

You can read Coco Willie’s response here.

Comments

Comments are a Stab Premium feature. Gotta join to talk shop.

Already a member? Sign In

Want to join? Sign Up

Advertisement

Most Recent

The Stab Interview: Chippa Wilson

On humble beginnings, heavier water, the making of 'Zipper', and what's next for the 37-year-old…

Apr 19, 2024

Medina Cooked at WSL Judges’ BBQ, George Pittar Flares En Route To Finals Day

Four heats, a nine point ride, and some brotherly tears.

Apr 19, 2024

Ferrari Boyz: Harry Bryant (Redux)

A Land Cruiser, a shitting collie, a tank of petrol, and a wild Haz in…

Apr 18, 2024

Surprise! Margies Ran At Southside Today

No rest for the wicked - day 5 WA recap.

Apr 18, 2024

A Dispatch From The Best Run Of Swell Northwest Australia May Ever See

Three weeks of pumping surf, two decades ago, that changed this writer's life.

Apr 17, 2024

Nichols, Silva + Spencer Cut, Robinson Lives To Fight Another Day

Waiting: a polite term for slowly losing your mind - here's what happened in WA…

Apr 17, 2024

The Pupo Brothers Will Face Off At Margs, And Only The Winner Can Stay On Tour

Let's look at every match-up that will seal a CT surfer's fate.

Apr 16, 2024

THE KING IS DEAD, LONG LIVE THE GOAT

After 30 seasons on tour, 56 event wins & 11 world titles, Kelly Slater has…

Apr 16, 2024

Slater Takes His Last Dance, 7 More Men Axed From The CT

Day 3 WA recap.

Apr 16, 2024

Did Kelly Slater Just Retire?

3 decades, 56 event wins, and 11 World Titles later.

Apr 16, 2024

Goofies Dominate, Ewing Detonates, The GOAT Is Led To Slaughter

Once cut, twice shy.

Apr 15, 2024

The Eddie Gets A New Headline Sponsor, Coca Cola Group Stickers A 2x World Champ, The Tractor Scoops Up 2x SSOTY Winner + SITD Star Parts Ways With O’Neill

The surf industry is showing signs of life — here's a Q1 2024 update.

Apr 13, 2024

The Best Surfing I’ve Ever Seen: Duncan Macfarlane

Covid cleared the lineup while Rasta, Creed and Wade went to work.

Apr 13, 2024

The Stab Interview: Actor Jeffrey Wright

The Oscar nominee for "American Fiction" on what Hollywood can learn from surf films, why…

Apr 13, 2024

This Would Be The Best Surf Trip Of 99.9% Of Surfers’ Lives

Surfline and O'Neill manage to score untouched zones (again) + Soli Bailey adds more inertia…

Apr 12, 2024

Chippa Wilson Stars In ‘Zipper’ — A Surf Film By Stab & Monster

Featuring Filipe Toledo, Harry Bryant, Bobby Martinez, Eithan Osborne, Taro Watanabe, and Dion Agius.

Apr 11, 2024

A Big Ol’ Flaccid Salad

It was hard to be charitable about the opening day in WA.

Apr 11, 2024

Stab Interview: A Rare Glimpse Into The Mind Of World Number 2, Ethan Ewing 

On his favourite surfer (not who you'd think), high-budget surf films, and what it will…

Apr 10, 2024
Advertisement