Stab Magazine | Brad Flora Breaks Ankle, Hyperextends Toe, Breaks Both Arms And Gets Barreled In Portugal

Brad Flora Breaks Ankle, Hyperextends Toe, Breaks Both Arms And Gets Barreled In Portugal

2016 for Brad was similar to the US Election, mostly dismal with slight shimmers of hope. 

cinema // Jan 14, 2017
Words by stab
Reading Time: < 1 minutes

Let’s examine Maryland’s Brad Flora’s 2016 for a second:
“The streak of terror started when I broke my ankle surfing some shitty beach break when I lived in California at the beginning of January 2016,” says Brad. “Four months later when I was healed up I took a trip home to Ocean City, Maryland in April to try and get one of the last winter swells and ended up hyperextending my big toe back, snapping it in half and tearing some ligaments. The surgery seemed iffy so I didn’t get it done, but that had me out for six months.” Not a great start, it has to get better, right?

Wrong. “Sometime in that frame when my toe was nearly healed I was fucking around on a skateboard going crazy from being out of the water for so long and I ended up hanging up on a back D in the deep end of the bowl that we were skating and broke both of my arms,” he continues. “When I could finally surf again in October 2016 I was wearing a brace on both arms, and had my toe all padded and taped up.”

Then by November he was healed, and brace-less. He called filmmaker Blake Michel, went to Portugal and got slotted. Hopefully 2017 is a better year.


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