How can I protect myself while bodysurfing?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
If you're dumped off a boogie board or forced head-first toward the bottom while bodysurfing, avoid a dislocated shoulder or a head, neck, or spine injury with basic beach safety. While riding the waves, keep your arms in front of your head. If you mistakenly float into intense wave-crashing areas, duck under breaking waves.

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