Surf Survival: The Surfer's Health Handbook

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Skyhorse Publishing Inc., 2011 - Sports & Recreation - 297 pages
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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. With a slick waterproof cover and a handy travel-size format, Surf Survival explains everything from what to do about a jellyfish sting to what to eat for maximum energy out on the water. Also included are lists of common surfing hazards by region and wave science warm-ups, as well as detailed checklists of what to have on hand in case of an emergency. Be prepared for anything, whether you re surfing a crowded beach in California or a remote island in Indonesia. Written and compiled by three expert surfers and sports medicine doctors, this full-color guide is a handy must-have reference tool for every surfer.
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Contents

suRFING INJuRIEs ANd INJuRy PREvENTIoN
71
AvoIdANCE
95
suRvIvING ThE suN
114
7sKIN PRobLEMs oF suRFERs
128
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Andrew Nathanson, MD, FACEP, is an associate professor of emergency medicine at Brown University School of Medicine who has a lifelong passion for the sea. He has published numerous studies on surfing, windsurfing, and sailing injuries, and organizes a biennial Wilderness Medical Society conference on marine medicine. He most enjoys surfing with his wife and son at a secret spot in Little Compton, Rhode Island.

Clayton Everline, MD, CSCS, FAWM, practices as a sports physician at The Waves of Health, LLC: Ocean Sports, Environmental and Outreach Medicine when not surfing. he is board certified in both sports medicine and internal medicine and is a fellow of the academy of wilderness medicine (FAWM). He is a clinical assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Seton Hall University, and a strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS). He has been featured as "Top Doctor" in Men's Health and is a columnist in Surfline Health and Fitness. He lives in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Mark Renneker is a physician, a renowned big wave surfer, and the founder of the Surfer's Medical Association, which has sought to improve health conditions of often-poor populations near surf destinations around the world. Renneker lives in San Francisco, California.

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