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
- 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.
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About the Author
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