Is surfing dangerous for beginners? When compared to other board sports surfing isn’t as dangerous. When we’re looking at the likelihood of getting hurt, snowboarding, wakeboarding and skateboarding are known to cause many more injuries than surfing. As a surfer your speed is relatively low and the water will absorb most of your crashes. However, there are some dangers involved in surfing. We’ll tell you all about the dangers in surfing and how to avoid them. Plus: the crew shares it’s surfing injury list.