INJURIES

when gravity wins and you get nailed.
Includes injuries you can sustain getting to the water.

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]

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]

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]

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  It seems that having breasts isn’t always as great as some guys imagine! Painful breasts & Nipples is something that plagues a surprising number of women after [read]

REEF CUTS

August 19, 2012 // 5 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 [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]

MENTAL DENTAL

April 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

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 pain can be so severe, it may seem [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]

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]

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]