SURFBOARD REPAIR HAWAII

“Surgery was a success, thank you for all the messages and support”. JJF

 

BEACH GRIT view point

“Fact is, one-in-three NFL athletes have careers ended by ACL ruptures. That knee may never come back to what it was.

John John Florence, two-time world champion and on track to canter to a third title, is out for the year with a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament.

The ACL is a short ligament, one of the two cruciate ligaments that in their crossed orientation provide stability to the knee joint. You can exist with a torn ACL, you can surf.

But it’ll be old man surfing in a straight line.

Worse news than Arctic ice caps melting for surf fans. We were just starting to see John John really open up and with J-Bay and Teahupoo in John’s crosshairs next the prospect of seeing something truly transcendent was very real.

You want to fold that back knee down and hammer the close-outs with a big layback like John did at Bells you’re going to need that ACL.

It’s all very sad news of course, probably worse than Arctic ice caps melting for surf fans. We were just starting to see John John really open up and with J-Bay and Teahupoo in John’s crosshairs next the prospect of seeing something truly transcendent was very real.

Almost certain. No more.

What now?

BEACH GRIT has more in a ‘tough to read’ article …HERE

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