Mark Mathews back in the water

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stunet started the topic in Wednesday, 3 Jan 2018 at 7:52am

Mark Mathews had to shut the blinds for six months. He couldn’t bear to look outside.

One of Australia’s best big wave surfers, he had suffered an excruciating wipeout on the New South Wales south coast in late 2016, landing feet-first on a shallow reef.

The impact fractured his right shin, snapped his anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments, and tore an artery and nerve.

He had to be airlifted to Canberra hospital, where doctors told him he might not surf again.

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simba commented Wednesday, 3 Jan 2018 at 2:50pm

Was wondering what happened to him,thought that wipe out at jaws might have slowed him down but seems not.....maybe Mark needs to slow down a bit and be happy just surfing 'normal' waves.......but he probably wont.....those injuries will start adding up as he gets older.

simba

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groundswell commented Wednesday, 3 Jan 2018 at 6:14pm

How are his sponsors holding up? are they still supporting him or have they bailed?

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O-Men commented Tuesday, 3 Jul 2018 at 5:48pm

Won't be back. Blew in...blew out.