gash gore

New Zealand Surfing - - Behind the cover -

Jen Har­ford-Mouldey, dur­ing a re­cent dawny, be­came the butt of her r friends' jokes. She takes up the story of her GASH.

It was a 5:30AM dawny ses­sion at Omanu with a few Mount Surf Mums, s, hav­ing it to our­selves with beau­ti­ful clean 2-2.5ft ENE swell with light SSW winds. We couldn’t have picked a bet­ter morn­ing, how­ever af­ter my sec­ond wave I kicked off at the end be­fore it closed out, some­how a combo of back­wash, and the ran­dom m way I fell had my fin slice my left butt cheek. Af­ter be­ing a bit stunned and dazed I thought it was just a full-on graze and there was no way I was head­ing home to the hubby and kids just yet. I pad­dled to a friend Ta­rina and got her to check out the scene but was told there was no blood and just a rip in my wet­suit, so I man­aged to sol­dier on and surf an­other two hours and catch a few more beau­ti­ful waves max­imis­ing my morn­ing win­dow. Fi­nally, I headed in and got the wet­tie off check­ing out the graze to see a bit of droopy skin, I couldn’t dare look fur­ther so I asked an­other friend who is a phar­ma­cist to check it. She was like “You need stitches

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