At lunchtime on Wednesday afternoon, the NSRI Jeffreys Bay duty crew responded to an emergency at Supertubes surf break, following reports of a surfer suspected to be in difficulty.

NSRI on duty at the Steers Marina Mile

A sea rescue jet-ski was launched and a sea rescue quad bike dispatched and 24/7 paramedics also responded.

On arrival at Supertubes the surfer, Clinton Smithers, 35, from Salt Rock, Kwa-Zulu Natal, was found on the beach suffering a dislocated shoulder believed to have been sustained while surfing Super Tubes.

Smithers was treated on-scene by paramedics and transported to hospital in a stable condition.

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