Surfing, Injuries in

Surfboard riding (surfing) is a sport practiced in coastal areas around the world. For the purposes of this entry, surfing will describe the sport whereby the participant engages waves in the water while standing on a surfboard. This is in contradistinction to many other wave and board sports, ranging from bodysurfing to boogie boarding to kite boarding and other activities.

Surfing is a sport that is practiced in increasing numbers: It is estimated that 1.7 million people in the United States and more than 18 million people worldwide participate in ...

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