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“Your Dog’s Eyes Said it All”: Recovering From Shattered Collar Bone, YouTube Surfing Sensation Fills Community With Pride

Published 12/26/2022, 6:15 PM EST

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Getting slammed by the waves of the ocean is a day-to-day experience for every surfer. These can sometimes break the surfer’s bones or be fatal. While this YouTube sensation is no stranger to the perils of the oceans, two months ago an accident caused his collar bones to break into four parts.

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The surfer, Ben Gravy recently returned to the waves after a two-month absence. Gravy’s return was the ideal Christmas present for his fans. They must be thanking Santa right now!


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Perfect holiday gift for the surfing fans

Fans took to social media to extend their gratitude and to encourage him to conquer the waves yet again. In the comeback video, his dog ‘Danny’ made his car’s seat wet but Gravy wasn’t mad about it at all. That made a user leave a comment that reads, “Your dog’s eyes said it all…he felt embarrassed….and you were so kind to him instead of scolding him.  You’re also kind to your fans.  God bless you and your family and crew in 2023, Ben!  And congrats on your return to the ocean.  No fear!”

A surfing fan wished him good luck for his future surfing sessions, “Please be careful! You have so much to be grateful for in 2023! Merry Surfmas.” 


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Another fan also left a comment about his own surfing injury experience and was also happy to see Gravy return with a bang, “Wow…I have torn my ACL & MCL (25 years ago), and Achilles (7 years ago)…I am 55 and still in the water…Ben you made me smile this morning, as well as shed a little tear.  So stoked for you and thanks for bringing so much positive vibes through your life and videos.  Fully nuking for the dream…Merry Christmas!”

Most of the fans are grateful for his good content. “This was like a Christmas gift to us all. So stoked! Merry Christmas to you and the whole Gravy train fam!!! Yew!!!!”, said one user.

Every single comment was filled with love for the surfer returning to the waves. Here are a few more.

“Merry Christmas Ben! You showed us how determined you are and going back out may have been crazy, but it gave you that boost in confidence that you needed. Looking forward to what the New Year has in store. Peace and Love!”

“Congrats , on the recovery,  the God’s gave you that surf for a reason , it was a challenge and you looked it in the eye and smiled back. Merry Christmas to all of you guys and a  new year of peace , prosperity , and joy…. you are a Viking in our eyes.”

“Congrats on the rehab …. Always good to get back in the water after an injury”

“That was a real pleasure to watch, I had no doubt you would bounce back. Wishing you and all of the family and crew a Merry Christmas.”

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Don’t you also think that his community is absolutely wholesome? Let us know in the comment section.




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Written by:

Rahul Goutam Hoom


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Rahul Goutam Hoom is a US Sports writer for EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Master's in Mass Communication and Journalism from Birla Global University. Rahul does photography and gaming during his leisure hours and likes to watch anime.
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