March 31st, Rip Curl team rider and SURFER cover boy Chad Compton was seriously injured in a skateboarding accident in Ventura. Upon suffering severe head trauma Chad was rushed to the ER where doctors have placed him in an induced coma to, as father Dave Compton articulates, “keep him out of harms way until they know a bit more about his condition.” He is currently in critical, but stable condition at Ventura County General Hospital.
According Mike Makos, Rip Curl’s marketing director, “Chad was just skatin’ down the street and hit a bump in the road.” As the doctors and nurses of Ventura County General continue to tend to Chad the Compton’s family faith is keeping them strong. “We are believing in faith that God keeps his hand on him,” Dave Compton comments. “If you know of any others who can say a pray for him, we would appreciate it.” We’re all wishing him a successful and speedy recovery.