Value Your Safety? Don’t Paddle Out While Gabby Medina Warms Up
Or at least learn to duck dive!
Here’s an unfortunate situation. First, it’s doubtful Gabs meant to bear claw this poor gent’s spine on that first turn. That’d be an unnecessarily malicious act. Second, if your awareness and avoidance tactics aren’t up to snuff, it might be wise to surf somewhere other than Lowers when the contest is in town (or at any time). But, could Gabs have avoided this bobbing body on the shoulder? It’s possible. Did he forsee him duck diving, paddling towards the shoulder and doing his best to clear the area? Maybe. And if this kid went under as the wave passed him, would this have been avoided? Probably.
Video and Edit by Daryn Goodwin
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