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
Surviving big surf
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.