It’s all about surfer’s health

We envision you and every surfer as an ambassador for health, water safety and ocean environment.

At heart, Surfing Medicine International is a certified medical association powered by a passionate and truly global network from every aspect of life. We believe in connecting great people. Being part of the scientific communities, we share our knowledge and experiences to inform and educate coastal communities “Keeping the surfer healthy and safe”.

The SMI´s network research and the collective experience of the biggest scientific community in surfing and the foundation for our consultancy activities in marine and sports health, product development and placement. “Evolving together”

Surfing Medicine International is working on the next step on education & outreach. Encompassing all of the knowledge of one decade of Surfing Medicine International on one platform.

We want want to welcome anyone to become an SMI affiliate to the line-up with an interest to learn and contribute with a global force to prevent injury & disease in water sports.

  • Learn everything around Surfing & Health
  • Grow your surfing, knowledge and health & wellbeing impact of Surf Community
  • Connect to a a new global network of professionals full of opportunities to cooperate on science, education and outreach.

FOR WHO?

Surf & Ocean –> Surfers | Kite & Wind | Lifeguards & Water Patrol |
Medical -> Doctors | Nurses | Paramedics | Physio/Osteo | Psychologist
Performance -> Coaches | Strength & Conditioning
Academic -> Researcher | Student

UPCOMING LIVE EVENTS – ONLINE WEBINAR

Live webinars are a unique way of growing your knowledge and connections with likeminded surfers and professionals. We will start a webinar series coming month, the events will be free accessible for everyone. Registration will open soon ! 

We would love to hear from you if you have interest in a specific topic! Furthermore we are always looking for unique case reports, to share and learn from together. 

18 August 2021 
21:30 CET / 4:30 UTC-3 / 12:30 UTC–7 

Case Based Discussion : Trauma Management 

Host: Dion van de Schoot, MD, Emergency Medicine, Waikato New Zealand 

22 September  2021 
21:30 CET / 4:30 UTC-3 / 12:30 UTC-7

Wound Management Surfing Environment

 Host: Jennifer Straatman, MD, General Surgery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

JOIN AS AFFILIATE

Get access to an unique network of surfing professionals active in Medicine, Training, Performance & Environmental Science

Contact if you are interested to know more info@surfingmed.com

Research: Conduct research together on specific topics
Social: meet professionals from all over the world with a shared passion for health and water sports
Standards: Create with the SMI evidence based, state of art standards for surfing medicine
Jobs and exchange: Get an impression of your profession in another country, get a job through the SMI´s like minded colleagues in our network or organize an exchange for fellowship/internship 
Unique Discounts. Individual Affiliates receive discounts for our events.

Support our mission of improving health and safety for surfers and water sports globally

Have the opportunity to apply for an official position with  the organization of SMI, make impact in local and global water sport community

About Us

Surfing Medicine International is a non-profit foundation made possible by the amazing work of our global network of surf enthusiastic health professionals, scientists and other volunteers. 

Surfing Medicine International is at heart a certified medical association powered by a passionate and global network. We envision every surfer as an ambassador for health and environment. We believe in connecting great people. Being part of the scientific communities, we share our knowledge and experiences to inform and educate coastal communities.

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