GASHGORE

New Zealand Surfing - - Between Sets -

Dunedins Rex Askerud has had a un­for­tu­nate run of fl luck kl lately af­ter al­ready be­ing out of the wa­ter since March with a tear in his me­dial lig­a­ment from surf­ing and then hav­ing surgery for surfers ear. With a mid win­ter trip to the Gold Coast booked in Rex was look­ing for­ward to some well de­served wa­ter time and af­ter be­ing back in the wa­ter for only a week build­ing up his pad­dle fit­ness he was primed and ready. Then only three days be­fore fly­ing out to Oz he de­cided to change a light bulb in his kitchen stand­ing on a bar stool and the rest is his­tory.

“Here is an x-ray of my bro­ken wrist, the re­sult of me fall­ing off the kitchen bar stool. Yeah go fig­ure. I fell and landed on top of my wrist/arm which needed a me­tal plate in­serted as it was shat­tered. We still went to the GC for a few days then By­ron, then the Sun­shine coast. I’d been look­ing so for­ward to surf­ing and I ended up check­ing all the spots out and watched a lot of fun waves be­ing rid­den. I was pretty philo­soph­i­cal about it and it wasn’t epic while I was there, but I don’t get many chances to surf in a vest and board­ies. Ah well the cast comes off in a cou­pla weeks and I hope to be back surf­ing by mid Sept.”

We wish Rex all the best in his re­cov­ery, but at least un­til he gets back in the wa­ter he can re­lax on back lis­ten­ing to thump­ing beats through his Skull­candy Head­phones.

Think you've got the goods for the next is­sue and want a shot at the Skull Candy head­phones. Show us your wor­thy gash and we'll be the judge. Send clear hi-res jpegs to cory@nz­surf­mag.co.nz, and put Skull­can­dy­gash­gore in the sub­ject field...

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