DROWNING – what to do

July 21, 2014 // 0 Comments

How many of us would know where to begin if we were suddenly confronted with a drowned surfer? Surely we all should? The aim of this article is to give you a sound starting point from which to [read]

SURFER’S EAR

April 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

There are only two truly distinguishable types of surfers. Those who wear earplugs and those who don’t.   Those of us who don’t wear ear plugs view them with feelings of curiosity, [read]

Mickey Smith Interview

September 6, 2013 // 0 Comments

“The lip landed on my back. I have never been so violated by a wave before or since. It was wild and so very humbling.” Mickey Smith’s CV is long and distinguished. Cornish [read]

SURFER’S EYE

May 22, 2013 // 0 Comments

Surfer’s eyes get a battering from the sun, wind, sea, salt and sand. Its small wonder then that some surfers suffer from a condition known as ‘Surfer’s eye’. Its not [read]

Lewy Finnegan Interview

February 20, 2013 // 0 Comments

” I tried to pull through the back of a big closeout. The backwash off the rocks surged me into the sand head first. I heard a pretty scary crunch in the back of my neck.” - - Lewy [read]

SHOULDER DISLOCATION

December 11, 2012 // 0 Comments

The shoulder is the most commonly injured joint in surfing with dislocations and tears. You can understand why. With all that arm paddling and being bundled when we inevitably stack it, this [read]

CHILL OUT

November 10, 2012 // 1 Comment

HYPOTHERMIA from surfing in cold water should not be dismissed as something that kills the weak and niave. Hypothermia has the potential to catch us all off guard at some point, no matter how [read]

SHARK ATTACK

October 15, 2012 // 0 Comments

A random splash or a darting shadow. The slightest of triggers can turn a fun surf into one that’s at risk of being ruined by a background level of anxiety and fear. Shark attacks are [read]

SURFER’S NIPPLE

September 15, 2012 // 2 Comments

BREAST & NIPPLE PAIN  Girls in the barrel. Click on the photo for the video, it’s worth having a look at. It seems that having breasts isn’t always as great as some guys imagine! [read]

REEF CUTS

August 19, 2012 // 4 Comments

CORAL CUTS Kissing the reef. Lets be honest. Coral cuts can be really cool, but only when the pains gone and the cut’s heeled up. A badge of honor. Reef cuts have the potential to ruin [read]

WEEVER FISH

July 3, 2012 // 0 Comments

THE STEALTHY ASSASSINS OF THE EAST ATLANTIC - That’s Weever. Not Weaver. Some people really seem to care about this, but fair play, it’s the fish, not the bird. - Now the UK may not [read]

Ben Player Interview

June 28, 2012 // 0 Comments

“I asked the Doctor in Australia what precautions I could take. She said ‘don’t go to tropical countries’. That’s a bit hard when all of my favourite waves are in [read]

PAIN IN THE NECK..

June 20, 2012 // 3 Comments

Injuries to your spine are serious. Paralysis & death is not uncommon after SPINAL INJURIES. I’m sticking my own neck out writing this! The purpose of this article, & the [read]

FEVER PITCH

June 8, 2012 // 3 Comments

TROPICAL FEVER Imagine if sharks killed one million people every year. You would seriously think twice about paddling out at any location where there were reports of regular fatalities, and if [read]

Alan Stokes Interview

April 27, 2012 // 1 Comment

“The bottom of the wave dropped out over a shallow ledge. I got compressed by the lip into my board and my knee just popped and gave way.” Alan Stokes 2X UK Pro Surf Champion talks [read]

MENTAL DENTAL

April 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

You never know when it may strike. TOOTHACHE, gum disease and teeth damage are a pain on a surf trip. Literally. Dental problems such as toothache are very unlikely to kill you, although the [read]

FEELING THE BURN

March 18, 2012 // 0 Comments

SUN BURN It hurts, looks rubbish and is a burning reminder of the real risk of skin cancer all of us face from the sun. Skin cancer kills more surfers than drowning. Maybe we should be worrying [read]

KNOCK OUT

March 13, 2012 // 5 Comments

ADULT HEAD INJURY That moment when you realize that you’re not invincible as you get smacked in the head, really hard, and the lights go out. What do you do when you’ve hit your head? I [read]

ANTIBACTERIAL DRUGS

March 13, 2012 // 2 Comments

ANTIBIOTICS They can be your silver bullet! I always take travel medicine, particularly anti-biotics with me on surf trips. I know which I’ve had before however and that I’m not allergic to [read]

THE RUNS

March 13, 2012 // 2 Comments

TRAVELLERS DIARRHOEA Avoiding dirty local water by not having ice or salad while travelling. Taking daily ‘friendly bacteria’ tablets to try and out compete the nasty ones to prevent Bali [read]

LITTLE URCHIN

March 9, 2012 // 2 Comments

SEA URCHIN INJURIES Sea Urchins are found in oceans all around the world. they sting and can be your nemesis. Sea Urchins are the reason why a lot us wear reef boots to protect our feet. [read]

ALL THE GEAR..

March 9, 2012 // 2 Comments

SURF TRIP MEDICAL KIT LIST If you haven’t got anything you can’t do anything. Only take what you’re happy using and be careful taking medications with you that you’ve never tried before. [read]

WITNESS THE SICKNESS

March 8, 2012 // 1 Comment

SEA SICKNESS Chunda. Blow chunks. Spew. Sea soup. Chuck-up. Vomit. Barf. Wretch. Hurl. Technicolour yawn. Puke. Losing lunch. Tossing cookies. Yacking. Ralfing. Heave. Doesn’t mater how you [read]

CUT UP

March 8, 2012 // 6 Comments

WOUND MANAGEMENT Licking your wounds is something we’ve all learned to do since we’ve been old enough to fall over. It seems the fun police are winning in the UK, with ‘Health and [read]

EAR INFECTION

March 5, 2012 // 0 Comments

  Surfing makes you more likely than the next person to get an ear infection. Having surfers ear or perforating your ear drum whilst surfing makes it even more likely. Whilst very rarely [read]
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