Whether you’re a novice or an expert, Surf Survival is the handbook every surfer must have in his or her backpack, car, and beach house. This essential guide explains everything from wave science to how to set a broken arm—from what to do about a jellyfish sting to what to eat for maximum energy out on the water. Topics include:
Written and compiled by three expert surfers and sports medicine doctors, this jam-packed guide is a handy must-have reference tool for every surfer.
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About the Author
Andrew Nathanson, MD, FACEP, FAWM is a professor of emergency medicine at Brown University with expertise in Marine Medicine, and an avid surfer. He has chaired numerous conferences for the Wilderness Medical Society.
Clay Everline, MD, CSCS, FAWM is a lifelong surfer and fellowship-trained sports medicine doctor living on Oahu, Hawaii. He is a founder of The Waves of Health, a nonprofit medical outreach organization.
Mark Renneker, MD is an associate professor at UCSD in Family Medicine, founder of the Surfer’s Medical Association, and a Maverick’s regular. He has surfed on all seven continents, including Antarctica.
Table of Contents
Foreword Gerry Lopez x
1 Basic Lessons of the Sea 1
2 Fitness for Surfers 24
3 Nutrition and Hydration 64
4 Surfing Injuries and Injury Prevention 71
5 Chronic Surfing Injuries: Avoidance and Rehabilitation 95
6 Surviving the sun 116
7 Skin Problems of Surfers 130
8 Surfer's Ear, Nasal, and Sinus Problems 142
9 Eye and Vision Problems 156
10 Wilderness first aid for Surfers 162
11 Dangerous Marine Animals 207
12 Surviving Big Surf 232
13 Stand-up Paddle surfing 248
14 Surf Travel Medicine: The Surfari 262
15 Surf Travel-Related infections: Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment 271
16 The Surfer's medical kit 288
17 Seafood Poisoning 296
18 Surfiatrics 309
Additional Reading and Online Resources 324
About the authors 332
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