Newton's 2nd law of motion says for every action there's an equal and opposite reaction - and unfortunately for Grant the reaction resulting from the action of bailing off his Sector 9 at high speed was a bust femur!
The ou's were bombing a lekker hill in Seals on Saturday night, and on the way down things sped up a bit more than anticipated and Grant had to hit the eject button. He tried to jump off his board and run - but as you can imagine, bailing at about 30km/h is always gonna end in tears - it's just the level that varies.
In a stroke of insanely bad luck his one foot got caught behind the other, and ended up twisting his leg horribly as he landed. One big crack (and a moerse lot of pain) let him know straight away that all was not good.
Luckily there is a doc at Seals, and his assistant came to check on Grant and called the ambulance. Being Africa, the xray department at the Humansdorp hospital doesn't open after hours or on weekends, so the poor guy had to get trekked all the way into PE to get treated. Not a fun trip to make when you're eina as hell.
Grants had his op and sounds like all went well, but he's out for at least 6 weeks, which as any surfer knows sucks coconuts to have to watch the surf fire when you're stuck on the shore in a plaster cast.
He's busy studying a film editing course online whilst out at Seals, so at least will be able to knuckle down to some homework whilst dry-docked.
However, he really needs a decent camera that does HD video. So if anyone out there can help with a good deal on a Canon 60D or 7D or something similar, or knows of anyone selling one for a good price second hand, please get hold of Grant here, he'd appreciate it heaps!!! He's also on the lookout for a Mac as well, so if you can help with a deal on one, please let him know. Help a brother out ou's!