British Surfer Girl To Sue After Wipeout On Wave Machine

As reported on www.thisissouthwales.co.uk

A Teenage surf champion drafted in to help launch Swansea’s £32 million leisure centre could now be set to sue.

Sixteen-year-old Gwen Spurlock suffered bleeding to the brain following a session on the LC’s indoor surfrider machine. She had to have an operation to relieve the pressure on her brain and has been off school since.

It is understood symptoms began hours after Olchfa school pupil Gwen took part in a press launch for the new centre.

A legal claim against Bay Leisure, the not-for-profit company that runs the centre, is apparently being prepared over claims that Gwen’s condition came after she hit her head while riding the machine.

Her family, from Mayals, have been advised by solicitors not to comment.

A spokeswoman for the company said it had no record of any injury sustained on the day.

However, she admitted that the company had since taken extra measures to improve safety on the machine.

She said: “We are very sorry to hear of Miss Spurlock’s medical problems and wish her a speedy recovery.

“Miss Spurlock was one of a group of surfers who demonstrated the surfrider for us during our high-profile media launch. We have no record of an accident involving Miss Spurlock being reported and have had no direct correspondence concerning this.