The swells hitting the Hawaiian coastline this winter have allowed historical big wave competitions like the Pe’ahi Challenge and the Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau invitational to be held but the heavy surf has also caused some damage.

Two Australian surfers were injured in December in Hawaii’s massive swell, forcing them to miss the opening event of the 2016 World Surf League tour.

Bede Durbidge announced today that he is withdrawing from the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast because of his broken pelvis, which happened at Pipeline.

He said his physical well-being is of the utmost importance.

“I’ve always prided myself with looking after my physical health, and in the 11 years on tour, I’ve been fortunate enough to never miss an event due to injury until now,” he said in a press release.

He will be a commentator at the event held at Snapper Rocks in Queensland, Australia.

Fellow Aussie Owen Wright also announced he will not compete in the contest, nor the first half of the season because he is still healing from a severe head injury he suffered at Pipeline.

He was a contender for the 2015 World Title but was forced to drop out of the race due to his concussion, which happened while getting tossed around under the heavy surf. Unfortunately, his doctors haven’t cleared him for competition and it’s unclear when he’ll return.

“I’ve been working regularly with top specialists in the country and they’ve given me a lengthy rehabilitation time before I’m able to feel normal again and a period of time after that before they’re confident I can perform at the elite level without additional risk,” Wright said in a press release.

“Head injuries are tricky in terms of mapping out recovery time and it’s possible that I may not be able to pull the jersey on all year.”

The news comes days after Australian pro surfer Mick Fanning announced he will be taking time off from competitive surfing.

The Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast kicks off March 10.

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