The Surfer's Health Handbook
Whether you’re a novice or an expert, Surf Survival is the handbook every surfer must have in his or her backpack, car, and beach house. With a slick waterproof cover and a handy travel-size format, Surf Survival explains everything from what to do about a jellyfish sting to what to eat for maximum energy out on the water. Also included are lists of common surfing hazards by region and wave science warm-ups, as well as detailed checklists of what to have on hand in case of an emergency. Be prepared for anything, whether you’re surfing a crowded beach in California or a remote island in Indonesia. Written and compiled by three expert surfers and sports medicine doctors, this full-color guide is a handy must-have reference tool for every surfer.
Andrew Nathanson, MD, FACEP, is an associate professor of emergency medicine at Brown University School of Medicine who has a lifelong passion for the sea. He has published numerous studies on surfing, windsurfing, and sailing injuries, and organizes a biennial Wilderness Medical Society conference on marine medicine. He most enjoys surfing with his wife and son at a secret spot in Little Compton, Rhode Island.