Is surfing dangerous?
In Beginner - Asked by Sheri
Surfing can be dangerous if you get in over your head. As long as you’re conscious about your skill level and surfing the proper size and types of waves, it is generally pretty safe. The two dangerous aspects about surfing is crowd and water pollution. Surf injuries have increased over the recent years, many of which are due to over crowding. The only solution to this is to make sure that you follow surf etiquette to avoid run-ins and hope that others do as well. Water pollution is the biggest threat to surfers. Often, pollution is at its highest after a heavy rainfall where sewage run off is dumped into the ocean and bacteria levels are high. Reduce your chances of infections and getting ill from water pollution by avoiding the surf after a heavy rain.