Surf Survival: The Surfer's Health Handbook (Paperback)

Surf Survival: The Surfer's Health Handbook By Andrew Nathanson, Clayton Everline, Mark Renneker Cover Image

Surf Survival: The Surfer's Health Handbook (Paperback)


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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.
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.