Surf Survival: The Surfer's Health Handbook

Surf Survival: The Surfer's Health Handbook


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Three expert physicians/surfers trained in emergency medicine, sports medicine, and family medicine explain everything you need to know to stay safe in the water.

Whether you’re a novice or an expert, a SUPer or a bodyboarder, Surf Survival is the only book that every surfer must have in his or her backpack, car, and beach house. This practical handbook explains everything from how to reduce a shoulder dislocation to understanding waves and currents, from how to treat jellyfish stings to how to apply a tourniquet.

Whether you are surfing a crowded beach in California or a remote island in Indonesia, be prepared to handle surfing-related emergencies from hypothermia and drowning to wound care and infections. Topics include:

  • Fitness for surfers
  • Prevention and rehabilitation of common overuse injuries
  • Wilderness first aid
  • Surviving the sun
  • Surf-travel medicine
  • Surviving big surf
  • SUP
  • Surfer's ear
  • And much, much more!

Written by three expert physician surfers, packed with color photos and illustrations, this is the authoritative medical guide for surfers and watermen.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510740907
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 07/02/2019
Pages: 360
Sales rank: 813,011
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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