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Surfer seriously injured at China Walls

  • STAR-ADVERTISER / MARCH 2006

    In this file photo, Doug Fraser jumps into the water at China Walls. He said he grew up surfing here, but has rescued over a dozen people who got into trouble with the pounding waves. It’s a great view, but a dangerous spot to swim with the waves pounding against the rock walls.

A surfer was seriously injured today after he hit the rocks at China Walls.

Witnesses said at around 2 p.m. today a 29-year-old man hit the rocks while surfing, Emergency Medical Services reports.

An off-duty lifeguard, who was also surfing, got him out of the water.

The man had cuts on his head, upper and lower body. Paramedics treated and took him to a trauma center.

China Walls is a popular, but dangerous spot, where the surf hits a rock wall in the Portlock area.

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  • Get it right; “The Point or Portlock Point” is the areas near the rocks, “China Wall” is a deep water break further out in the bay.

  • Lucky u live Hawaii, lucky I no can swim, so I not going even try surf. I no mind the cool washing sea waves crashing on my toes at Sandy Beach though. Maybe I might see Marcus Mariota over there after he wins Super Bowl LV. With the addition of DeMarcus Murray to Tennessee’s backfield, now Marcus has a great running mate: LOL Marcus handing off to DeMarcus !!!! A match made in heaven !!!! Hang in there Marcus Mariota, we will cheer for you until the end of your playing career, which we hope will be at least 15 years. I will be makule by then, however if I am still living in 15 years, I would have had the opportunity to ride TheTrain and watch u Marcus Mariota win a Super Bowl for Tennessee. Don’t forget u guys already got a taste of the big game in the early 2000s.

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