The ASP starts anti-doping policy

Drug-testing will be activated for 2012 ASP World Title season The new ASP Anti-Doping Policy will apply to all Top 34 men and Top 17 women competing on their respective ASP World Title Series. “The men strongly support the implementation of the ASP Anti-Doping...

Postural ability reflects the skill level of surfers

Thierry Paillard et al. analysed the postural control of local level surfers and compared them with a group of international level surfers. They tested the surfers postural maintenance on a stable support force platform for 50 seconds, and on a unstable platform for...

Management of a surfer with accidental hypothermia

A surfer was found drifting on his surfboard and collapsed at the beach. At arrival in the Emergency Room he was unconscious (Glasgow Coma Scale of 3), with a rectal temperature of 27.8°C. Invasive rewarming and resuscitation was successful in restoring sinus rhythm,...

Surfinoma: a case report

Surfinoma: a case report on a pseudotumor developing after a surfing sports injury A pseudotumor arised 4 years after thoracic skin penetration with the fibreglass of a surfboard. Here you see the rontgen image of a “surfinoma”: a pseudotumor that...

How do you make a superman?

Tell me, how do you make a superman? Well, I guess the parents of Kelly might have the answer. Crowned champion of the world for the 11th time in his career, Kelly Slater definitely seperates the good from the great. Where golf had Tiger Woods, tennis had Federer,...