SURFER’S EAR

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, suspicion and occasionally guilt. Guilt that perhaps we should be wearing them. Most of us don’t give earplugs any further consideration after that. […]

CHILL OUT

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 experienced we think we are. It kills. How it kills depends on the situation. Most of us can hopefully spot when […]

WEEVER FISH

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 have bacterial infested coral, sea urchins, hospitalising jelly fish, Bull sharks, White Pointers or generalised tropical water badness, but European waters are […]

Ben Player Interview

“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 tropical places.”  Ben Player 2X World Champion Bodyboarder & all round nice guy talks of his brush with Dengue Fever. What’s Your Favourite Wave At […]

MENTAL DENTAL

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 that way at the time. – DIFFERENT TYPES OF TOOTHACHE Hurts all the time? The toothache wakes you up at […]

LITTLE URCHIN

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. Floundering (insert trying to look like a pro here!) on the reef trying to get in or out of […]