Tasmanian nutter Mikey Brennan has done it again. The lanky kid with an injury history to rival Harry Kewell (broken jaw, ruined ankles, numerous gashes) has copped an absolute flogging at the hands of a semi-secret and barely-rideable wave in Tasmania’s darkest corner. In surf that photog Stu Gibson described as “one of the best days, ever,” Mikey and good mate Marti Paradisis both got destroyed on Wednesday, and while Marti came away shaken but not scarred, the same can’t be said for Brennan.
ASL photog Andrew Chisholm paints the picture. “Mikey took off on this wave you could tell was a grower,” says the Tassie shooter. “I don't really know why, but he went down. He didn't hit the step or anything, he just ate shit in the worst spot. Mikey got held down for two waves, hit the ledge and crushed his L1 vertebrae and damaged a couple of discs. Luckily he'll be able to walk again, but he's got six weeks of no movement. This is just another one to add to a long list of injuries for Mikey, but I'm sure he'll be back out there as soon as he can.”