Riding waves on a bodyboard, or boogie board (bodyboarding), is a popular seaside pastime. Abdominal injuries have not previously been reported from this activity. We report the cases of three adolescents who sustained major blunt abdominal injuries while bodyboarding. The three patients were seen between February 1998 and March 1999 at hospitals serving large beachside communities in Queensland. The circumstances of the accidents suggest that the method in which a bodyboard is usually ridden places a rider at risk of abdominal injury.
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