Knee injuries in the barrel: how heavy and deep can you go?

This article was originally published in July 2013. In response to the unfortunate injury news that has forced six (6) time Female World Surfing Champion, Stephanie Gilmore to withdraw from the upcoming Oi Rio Pro in Brazil, we have decided to republish as this...

Cold Water Immersion

“Cold water immersion – treatment and practicalities in the field” by Dr. Patrick Buck PhD REMT Treating a drowning or hypothermic casualty in the field will always present a number of challenges for a first responder.  Psychological stressors, lack of...

Surfer’s Ear

External Auditory Exostosis/Exostoses, or “Surfer’s Ear”, are generally painless, benign, maladies that do not require surgical intervention. Progressive growth leads to increasing external auditory canal obstruction, conductive hearing loss, and possible frequent...

Flow

“I paddled fast to my left, angling toward the next wave, stroked and stood and felt the board accelerate and pumped once and into my bottom turn, and then the world vanished. There was no self, no other. For an instant, I didn’t know where I ended and the wave began....

Drop In Turn On Tune Out: Commitment, Death, and Anxiety

“Surfing gives you very elemental illustrations of broader truths by serving as a microcosm that we can grasp” – Steve Pezman, surfing sage, The Surfer’s Journal Publisher, and then SURFER Magazine Editor in conversation with countercultural icon,...