umm i don't know if only girls get this problem but... i surfed for 3 days straight, for the first time ever this weekend, and i've got bruises on my hip where my board has bashed me, while carrying it and when lying on it. anyone else get this? lol cos it's really painful. didn't stop me, but if there's anyway to prevent this pleeease tell me!!! i got bruises and swelling on my knees too, but i know thats just bad technique popping up!