A spokeswoman confirmed the Malaysia-born minister had “injured her shoulder surfing last week” however didn’t go into element in regards to the slip up within the swell.
An estimated 2.5 million Australians — about ten % of the overall inhabitants — surf commonly, so it’s hardly shocking that there are some boardriders within the authorities’s ranks.
And Wong is just not the one outstanding politician to have a paddle.
Former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott and former US presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard have been identified to longboard.
Current US senator for Hawaii Brian Schatz has been seen physique surfing a dumping shorebreak in Oahu.
But they, and Wong, have some time to go earlier than matching Uruguay’s president Luis Lacalle Pou.
He is commonly seen shredding overhead-plus waves and getting barrelled on the nation’s Atlantic coast.