Surfer Garret McNamara recently sported his DonJoy Defiance Knee Brace during a photo he provided for Outsize Magazine. Recently, McNamara was heralded for riding a 90-foot wave, breaking the previous record of 77-feet.
The DonJoy Defiance is a custom knee brace, and is widely recognized as one of the best knee braces in the world. As a professional surfer, McNamara understands the importance of wearing a knee brace while riding the waves, in order to protect his knee against ligament tears. Knee injuries can be quite common during surfing, especially because the board may shift one way with the force of a wave, while the body goes in another direction.
View the article to see the photo and to check out what Garrett McNamara listens to as he surfs.
If you enjoy surfing, make sure to protect your knees. Surfing can cause stress on the knees, because of the way the knee is bent while your body balances on the waves. The force of the surf can also cause your knee to move out of a natural position, causing ligament tears and other injuries. Injuries can also happen to the knee from kneeling on the board or from impact after a wipeout.
Wearing surfing knee braces can help prevent injuries to your knees. They help support your knee as you shift your weight, and they help prevent the knee from moving out of its normal range. Check out these braces and supports for surfing and ride more safely starting today!
Professional surfer Garrett McNamara rode a record-breaking 90-foot wave on Tuesday, just north of Lisbon, Portugal. The largest wave ever recorded previously is a 77-foot wave ridden by Mike Parsons in 2008. Check out the video below of McNamara’s amazing ride on this 90-foot beast:
Garrett McNamara’s incredible feat was also featured on ESPN SportsCenter. McNamara has long been an advocator of DonJoy braces, wearing a Defiance knee brace on each knee as he takes on the surf.