Surf Survival: The Surfer's Health Handbook

Surf Survival: The Surfer's Health Handbook


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The Ultimate Reference Tool for Every Surfer

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:
  • The prevention and rehabilitation of common overuse injuries
  • Surviving the sun
  • Surf travel medicine
  • Surviving big surf
  • Wilderness first aid
  • And much, much more!

  • 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.

    Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9781510740907
    Publisher: Skyhorse
    Publication date: 07/02/2019
    Pages: 360
    Sales rank: 1,139,120
    Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)

    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

    Acknowledgments ix

    Foreword Gerry Lopez x

    Introduction xii

    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

    Index 326

    About the authors 332

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    Perfect for any beach going people and travelers