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NELSCOTT REEF EVENT CODDLES PERFECTION – SURF NEWS / SURFING INDUSTRY
This weeks show: Oct 25th, we talk Mundaka perfection; ASP next year to have roughly 12 Aussies and 10 Americans; ASP bubble surfers going into Pipeline event; Baldy names the biggest Kook of the Decade, is it you? Chris Hawk RIP: Tony Perez new publisher at SURFER and SURFING; Owen Wright upsets Slater at Rip Curl Search; DreamTour more of a nightmare in 2009; plus tons more stuff including fact or fiction; Parko full of tripe: Nelscott Reef interview with Adam Wagner and breaking news Rob Bain injured (see Tracks magazine story below).
Rob Bain badly injured in freak surfing accident
By Col Bernasconi | 12 October 2009
A midday surf session at Sydney’s North Avalon Beach turned into a nightmare for former 11-year-tour veteran and director of O’Neill Australia Rob Bain. Surfing a spot locals refer to as Off Rocks (or O.R) Bainy, hit a submerged rock headfirst suffering a serious head injury. The rock he hit is known as The Matterhorn. This rock (unlike those around it) sticks up about half-a-foot out of the water on a high tide. On a really hight tide (like Sunday) it lurks dangerously just below the surface.
Pic: Tracks senior photographer Nathan Smith visited Rob in hospital yesterday. Bainy told Smithy he “felt the crunching of bones” when he hit. Remarkable Bainy’s good humour was intact. Bainy was appreciative of the well wishes and concern he’d recieved. Credit: Smithy
Bainy told Tracks after surgery this morning that he’d, “made a mistake, and dove off my board after a wave.” And collided with this infamous rock headfirst. Aware that he wasn’t in good shape at the time Bainy, called for help from those around him. One of the first to assist was a local (who doesn’t wish to be named), “It wasn’t good.” He told Tracks just hours later. “Apart from the obvious open wound he was worried about his neck and asked us to be careful getting him to shore. There was a lot of blood.” Other surfers soon joined in the effort and Bainy was paddled ashore.
Read on at Tracks mag: