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Surf Survival

The Surfer's Health Handbook

Published by Skyhorse
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

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.