Kolohe Andino: aerial moves are dangerous

Kolohe Andino has suffered a high ankle sprain and a lisfranc ligament torn, after landing in the flats completing an aerial 360.

The 18-year-old surfer was training with his father, Morgan Maassen and Dylan Goodale when the injury came out of nowhere, in San Clemente.

"I’m meant to be out of the water 8-10 weeks, from June 21st at the earliest, but I am waiting until I am 100% before I put a jersey on", explains Andino.

"For now, I am focusing on strengthening my body and mind to prepare for the tour once I’m healed. I’m 100% committed to doing everything in my power to aid in a speedy recovery".

The Dream Tour rookie will miss the African leg - Ballito and Jeffreys Bay - but believes it is possible to re-enter the requalification campaign.

"Well, at the time of injury, I was the No. 1 guy on the World Rankings that wasn’t in the Top 22 on the WCT so hopefully I won’t lose too much ground. Every week counts. There is an event everyday from Lowers to Pipe, so I’ll be very excited to get back and do all of these events".

Kolohe Andino is currently sitting at No. 26 on the ASP World Championship Tour rankings. The next stop is the Billabong Pro Teahupoo, from August 16th-27, 2012.

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