Review ArticlesSurfing Injuries A Review for the Orthopaedic SurgeonBickley, Ryan J. MD1; Belyea, Christopher M. MD, MBA2; Harpstrite, J. Kimo MD3; Min, Kyong S MD1 Author Information 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii 2Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland 3Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Hawai‘i John A. Burns School of Medicine, Honolulu, Hawaii Investigation performed at Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii Disclosure: The authors indicated that no external funding was received for any aspect of this work. The Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest forms are provided with the online version of the article (https://links.lww.com/JBJSREV/A676). JBJS Reviews: April 2021 - Volume 9 - Issue 4 - e20.00152 doi: 10.2106/JBJS.RVW.20.00152 Buy Metrics Abstract » Surfing is safe: the risk of injury ranges from 0.26 to 0.90 injuries per surfer per year, 0.06 to 3.5 injuries per 1,000 days of surfing, and 1.1 to 13.0 injuries per 1,000 hours of surfing. » The most common acute surfing injuries are lacerations, contusions, and sprains; the head and the neck as well as the lower extremities are the locations that are affected most. » The most common mechanism of injury is striking a surfer’s own board or that of another surfer. » A pathology that is unique to surfers is surfer’s myelopathy; bites and/or stings by sea life and infections caused by marine life also occur in surfers. Written work prepared by employees of the Federal Government as part of their official duties is, under the United States Copyright Act, a ‘work of the United States Government’ for which copyright protection under that Act is not available. As such, copyright protection does not extend to the contributions of employees of the Federal Government prepared as part of their employment.