Here are my worst ones:
1.) Fractured femur- Port Douglas/Australia
Jumping, left food came accidentally out of strap, right food still in and I couldn't get out quick enough before the landing. The board acted as an extension of my leg. My right foot was then next to my head. BIG pain, 1.5 km's away from the shore, body dragged myself over half the distance to shore until help arrived.
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2.) Broken ribs- Yorkeys Knob/Australia
Jumping, I edged hard and over-rotated, kite looped and I smashed down very hard into only foot deep water. Lung punctured, no breathing...the usual story.
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The "50 year old" was a lie from my kite surfer friends.
3. Fractured tendons- Yorkeys Knob/Australia
No warm-up prior to kiting, bang...
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I'm wearing a vest now and haven't had any injuries since, except a few cuts and bruises. I hope that's it for me!