Aamion Goodwin recently blew out his knee surfing giant Pipeline. After getting sidelined in the middle of the Hawaii season, Aamion is not stoked to be sitting out and rehabbing. etnies TM Dave Boehne caught up with Aamion to see what really went down and what he's been up to since his accident.
Dave: Not such Happy Holidays all of a sudden huh?
Aamion: Well I guess I'll be spending a little more time with my 7 month old son given, pretty excited about that.
Dave: Explain what happened on that wave so all of us regular Joe's can live vicariously through your pipe charging ways.
Aamion: Well She was a perfect Pipe wave and I was in the perfect spot to ride her, right behind the boil from deep. I drew my line and when I started to come off the bottom i could see someone pushing the lip down on the shoulder of the wave, at that point i thought no way this guy is going to drop in on me, but to my surprise he did. He flailed on the drop, skipped down the face and him and his huge 8 foot board blocked my exit. My options were simple, keep my existing line and run straight into the guy, which could have killed him or draw the low line straight into the lip. I drew the low line and now im out of the water for 6 months, "KILLER". This is why you don't drop in at Pipeline always look back and if you're deaf look back at least 5 times. (you can watch a video clip of this wave on Surfline.com)
Dave: So what exactly is wrong with your knee? Is it bad?
Aamion: I Tore my ACL, PCL and my miniscus... no bueno.
Dave: When do you hope to be back in the water?
Aamion: As soon as possible... I'm going to eat as healthy as possible, take all the right vitamins and rehab like a mad man. I plan on being in the best shape of my life when this is over.
Dave: What do you plan to do to rehab and stay busy?
Aamion: What ever the doctor orders. Lots of swimming
Dave: Will you video me all day since you are now dry docked? haha
Aamion: You're actually going to surf the north shore this time? remember there's reef over here.
Dave: Can you at least golf still? Maybe I can beat you now with only one leg?
Aamion: I don't know; I think I could break 150 with one leg, didn't you shoot like a 160 the last time we played?
Dave: Can I have your winter quiver?
Aamion: No worries. Have you ever ridden a board over 5'8"?
Dave: If I grow a beard, buy a caveman wig, ride your board, and wear your hurley trunks you think people will think I am you and I will catch a couple bombs at Pipe?
Aamion: Thats a good idea, you never know 'til you go.
Dave: Is this interview over?
Aamion: For now, many more to come. I'll keep you posted on my recovery. Oh ya, Boehne I forgot to tell you, Kala's Looking for you!