The Surfer’s Ear: I can’t hear you doc!

During the 1994 US Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach, California, a total of 307 surfers were screened on external auditory exostoses (EAE). There was a 73.5% overall prevalence of external auditory exostoses and a 19.2% overall prevalence of osteomas in the group...

The beauty of a surfboard (is) in the eye of the beholder…

Just like genitalia, the eye accounts for 1% of all surfing injuries. 14% of all surfing injuries is caused by the nose of the board (see our FFF). This week we review a 2004 case report that illustrates the 1:70000 chance of getting an eye injury caused by the nose...

Surfing Injuries: Demolition Dudes & Destruction Dudettes

In an observational, retrospective survey of acute and chronic surfing-related injuries, a 30-question interactive, internet-based, multiple choice survey was advertised in surfing periodicals and on surfing-related websites (inclusion for further analysis: n=1348,...

Pipes: surfing with Gerd

Using a modified Gastrointestinal Symptom Rating Scale, surfers and non-surfers were asked to complete a written questionnaire survey in order to compare the prevalence of GastroEsophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), based on the hypothesis that paddling in the prone...