Nelson Rice

Nelson Rice

Nelson Rice is a freelance journalist with bylines in Outside online, Sports Illustrated, and Runner’s World, among other publications. When he's not traveling for stories, you can find him in Southern New Jersey, though he'll probably be surfing if the waves are good.

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Leo Fioravanti Paddles Back Out

A year ago, Italian pro surfer Leonardo Fioravanti's gnarly wipeout at Pipeline broke a vertebrae and nearly paralyzed him. He thought he'd never surf again. But it wasn't the end.