The SMI organising crew during the WCSM 2018

Surfing Medicine International (SMI) cooperates with a number of partners worldwide in ongoing real world data and evidence-based research, events, education, film production, product development / placement, health professionals staffing and consultancy. The following list contains only our recent partnerships. SMI being active in 32 countries and with a crew from 18 universities we are proud to call out network and outreach truly global.

Global Surf Alliance

SurfFirstAidSMI and Global Surf Alliance have partnered on a twofold basis; firstly, to develop a number of surfing medicine/surf safety products, e.g. the Surf First Aid App, the Surf First Aid Kit, and secondly, to provide a platform for successful collaboration between industry stakeholders (e.g. product developers), and the depth and breadth of SMI membership expertise, in the form of consultancy and strategy services.


University Lisbon, UMF
Otago University Wellington – host SMI Surfers Academy
Erasmus University Rotterdam – host  SMI Students symposium
Medical Society Austria – host SMI lectures
Austrian Sport Medical Association – host SMI lectures

Surfing Federations

Surfing Victoria
Surfing England
Federação Portuguesa de Surf, FPS
Deutscher Wellenreit Verband, DWV

Lifeguarding Federations

Life Saving Victoria
Lifeguards without Borders
Surf Life Saving GB
Irish Tow Surf Rescue Club

Surfing Health 

Surfing Doctors (Australia)
Surfer’s Medical Association
Surf Prevention
Waves of Wellness


Plastic Soup Foundation
Surfrider Foundation Australia
Surfrider Foundation Porto chapter
Surfers Against Sewage

Media Partners

Surgical Skills
Carve Magazin
Surf Girl Magazine
Staccato Films

Conference Partners

Memmo Baleeira
Melbourne Convention Bureau

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  • Every 30 seconds someone drowns in this world
  • Every 20 seconds someone new gets skin cancer in this world
  • Over 20 million paddle surfers out there
  • +60 million watermen riding others boards on water

Drowning and skin cancer prevention are just two of the many topics Surfing Medicine International (SMI) successfully addresses for years. We’re educating medically non-trained surfers, health professionals and key players in the surfing world.

You can support the work of SMI by simply giving a donation. Each donation will be used to help us to to keep the surfer healthy and safe!

Donations can be made by organisations, clubs or individuals. In the latter case we invite you to review membership and additionally individual membership for added benefits related to your donation.

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Account Holder: Surfing Medicine International
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Bank: ING Bank, Financial Plaza Bijlmerdreef 109, 1102 BW Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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