Monday, May 10, 2010

James Taylor breaking his back on a wave in South Africa

I ran across this video while I was working today and I thought I would share it with you. As a guy with back trouble I winced the instant I saw the title of this video and getting your spine hurt is never a good thing...but I had to watch nonetheless.



It is crazy that this was all captured on camera...but for James sake I am stoked that he is around to narrate it, even if it means a lot of rest/therapy for the next several months. Hopefully he will get better soon.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tuck and roll tuck and roll!

Anonymous said...

oh, man! did not need to see that.

Anonymous said...

I can relate.. My board hit me in the face under water and hyper extended my neck backwards. Being in the water during a spine injury is not cool. Back to surfing a year later! Heal fast James.

Anonymous said...

Jesus, that's brutal.

Anonymous said...

Glad he will be ok. South Africans are truly some of the best people in an emergency because they live in a very wild country where anything can happen.

Anonymous said...

made me rethink pulling into closeout bombs at the local beach break!

Anonymous said...

James, Heal fast. God gave you another day to live for a reason. Serve His purpose and know true freedom and happiness. All this is gonna end one day...better to have served God through his son Jesus Christ than to have served ourselves every day.

Anonymous said...

religious banter be gone! ugh!
anyway, how did he not break his back on the first wave?
so nice to see fellow surfers rally around a family member. james, you've got a friend!

Anonymous said...

no, the religious dude is right. every day is a gift from God. every surfer should know that well. if you don't, you are a pitiable man, and an ingrate for the blessings you have reaped from the sea. get well, James. the joy of the ocean awaits your return.

Anonymous said...

James, thanks for sharing and making everyone aware of how quickly things can change... The video shows you are a classy guy... get better soon!

Anonymous said...

no the religious dude is wrong. yes, we are all grateful. i don't think the other commenter is ungrateful. i know i understand how blessed i am to wake up above the soil. but no one wants to hear a sermon. keep the stoke. keep the appreciation. keep the sincere awareness of life and its blessing. keep it all. but leave your bible at home.

dogleg said...

ha! "religious dude"!

Anonymous said...

I believe that the religious dude is just a dude playing a dude pretending to be another dude... Thus, he is IRONMAN!!! Just black. (oh, no, I may be labeled "racist dude")...

Anonymous said...

keep your bible at home? you're an a-hole, you friggin athiest. hope a white shark bites your ass.

Anonymous said...

Do me a favor and ask your God "what's an a friggin athiest?"... The he can strike you down for being so stupid... maybe w/ a whitey...

Adam Wright said...

guys this place is supposed to be fun...no need to bring any attitude or hate to the blog...we get enough of that in the real world. Thanks...

Anonymous said...

"hope a white shark bites your ass"
not such a nice, christian comment mr. anonymous. you proved the other person's case as you tried to make yours, methinks?