The Surfer Cross - Protection
All surfers know the many dangers they face when they
put on their wet suit, wax up their board, and head
for the beach. Although surfing is an exciting, fun-filled
sport, it is dangerous, as well. Wearing a Surfer's
Cross is an added safety measure, representing faith
in Jesus and asking Him to watch over surfers as they
face the next big wave. Many people view the surfer
cross as a good luck charm or talisman but it is actually
designed after the Maltese Cross which was carried into
battle by the Crusaders. They wore the cross over their
breast as a sign of their devotion to Jesus
Christ, asking for His blessings as they faced the
This is also true of the Surfer Cross pendant. Surfers
ask for the blessing of Jesus Christ also, keeping them
safe from all the dangers of the sea. The surfers who
wear the Surfer Cross put their faith in Jesus, to keep
them safe and return them to their families at the end
of the day.
The Dangers of Surfing
* Drowning - Many novice surfers succumb to the force
of the waves. They go surfing unprepared, without a
wet suit, paddling into surf that is much too strong
for them to handle.
* Sharks - Although rare, sharks are a hazard when surfing.
* The Surfboard - When surfers wipeout, the surfboard
often flies up and comes back down ramming the surfer.
The result is many bumps and bruises from their own
boards. This is especially dangerous if the board hits
the surfer in the head.
* Rocks and Shallow Water - Hitting a rock or sandbar
in shallow water can have devastating effects on a surfer.
Some have been seriously injured or killed when impacting
a hard surface after wiping out.
* Too Many Surfers - Crowded surfing areas are one of
the most common reasons for surfers to sustain injury.
Novice surfers, different sized surf boards, and inconsiderate
surfers all trying to catch the same waves result in
Surfers who wear the Surfer's Cross have the advantage
of the watchful eye of Jesus Christ protecting them
as they enjoy a day of surfing.