Cape Town grom shredder, Max Elkington, will be out of action for a few months following a two-storey fall this past weekend.
It’s going to be some time before we see Max carving mad turns like this at Sea Point.
“As he often does, Max was standing on the roof of their house in Kommetjie to check the surf,” Max’s long-time surf coach, Llewellyn Whittaker, told Zag Spy. “Then he slipped and fell, breaking his arm badly.”
“His brother Jake heard the cries for help and ran to investigate,” continued Coach Lu. “At first the worst was feared because Max’s hand started to go blue, suggesting that the blood flow had been cut off. Thankfully though, he was rushed to hospital and the doctors were able to sort it out.”
Max is one of SA’s top Junior competitors. Here he smashes an Outer Pool lip on his way to victory in the Under 14 division at Event 1 of the 2014 Billabong Junior Series.
“Max has a good attitude, so he’ll be back in the water more stoked than ever once he has healed-up,” reported a relieved Coach Lu.
Get better soon, Max, we’re amped to see you shredding again!