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Warning: This blog posts contains funny falls and gnarly wipeouts which may cause spontaneous laughter. Enjoy!

Falling down isn’t always pleasant, but it is a great opportunity to learn how to get back up.  The paddling, waiting, and wipeouts are all part of the joy of being out in the water and catching a great wave.  Check out these 10 gnarly surf wipeouts and next time you’re out on the water, just remember everyone falls down at some point.  (Click on the photos to view larger images.)

Can you spot the one thing all these wipeouts have in common? We’ll give you a hint!  These wipeouts appear to be lacking an element of grace and femininity, don’t they?