Big wave surfer breaks finger in Coast swell
BIG wave surfer Mark Visser is about to enter surgery after what appeared to be a minor accident has become a major problem.
Visser was towing mates in at the S-bend Kawana yesterday.
In waves that former pro-surfer Shane Bevan described as reaching 10ft in height, when Visser swapped over at around 2pm to be towed into a succession of full-bellied barrels by his brother, Visser caught his finger between his surf board and the rescue sled of the jetski.
Without realising the extent of the damage, he and his brother turned back to the surf and he caught two more waves.
After the last wave Visser struggled to break the surface because of the pain in his hand.
After heading to the doctors an xray uncovered he had broken the finger in five places and is about to undergo reconstructive surgery.
It was a dark note for a day that delivered fabulous waves across the Sunshine Coast throughout yesterday.
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