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Copy of Actual risk vs. perceived risk in surfing.

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Actual risk vs perceived risk
in surfing

Unknown/ influences
Confidence / anxiety
Perceived risk

People/ competence
Environment/surf spots
Activity and equipment
Actual Risk

Keala Kennelly (professional surfer)
(Surf board fin injury,2012)
(Surfing collision,2011)
(Collision with reef,2012)
"Risk plays about as pivotal a role in experiential education as oxygen does in sustaining the human body" (Liddle, 1998:61)
-society has a more familiar understanding of generic sports.

-Lower perception of risk for football, rugby etc .

-Society and media influences public perception
Solvic (1990)

- lack of knowledge and education
The further knowledge one entails about a selected activity, the more acceptably they are to risks involved. Segal and Sandman, (1990)

- perceived lack of control in the water
"If your inside your physical body and inside your mental body at the moment you're usually fine, but if your think about what could happen, 'whats going to happen if i wipe out and the next ones going to get me', that's all fear."
(Slater, 2004, cited in Bennet, 2004:251)
Bennet, R. (2004) The surfers mind: the complete, prectical guide to surf psychology. Australia : Griffen press.
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-Mental toughness

-Knowing your limits

-Negative experiences

- Large waves

The highest risk in the water derives from other surfers.
Orbelian (1982).

- lack of experience / confidence (beginners)

- over estimating ability/ limitations

-Observing the situation

- Reckless surfers

- Collisions

- fitness (drowning)

- Extremely challenging environment

- Lack of knowledge regarding the ocean

-Rip currents

- surf spots
“sensationalism has fooled surfing the
novice surfing enthusiast that the only
wave worth surfing is pipe line”
(Orbelian, 1982:88).
- wipe outs

-Injuries from the nose and tail of the board.

-Incorrect positioning

- Board control
-Perceived risk - The Individuals judgement of the activity.

-Actual risk - The amount of risk which actually exists.
Haddock (1993)

- No risk, No adventure, No fun. Disckson and Dolnicar (2004)

- People seek risk as part of the experience.

-Real risk in surfing is related to the environment and others.

-Perceived risk is commonly due to the unknown, and lack of knowledge.

- Future

- lack of experience
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