Grow at one of our live events. Add to your knowledge and get trained in water and medical skills. Certified events for surfers, venues and health professionals. 





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SMI’s 2022 Calendar

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Live Online Events

Live webinars are a unique way of growing your knowledge and connections with likeminded surfers and professionals.

The webinars provide education for everyone on the most common topics around Surfing & Health.

Access to the recordings of webinars are exclusive to registered members of the SMI affiliate programme. 

Next webinar: Infectious disease & Climate Change

2 November 2022 
21:30 CET / 5:30 UTC-3 / 12:30 UTC-8

Infectious disease and climate change

Host: Dr George Sips, MD PhD, Clinical Microbiologist

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Members of the SMI affiliate programme will have exclusively access to the recordings by email on upcoming live webinars.

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7 December 2022 
21:30 CET / 17:30 UTC-3 / 12:30 UTC-8

Hypothermia in Surfing Environment

Host: Dr Bob Verweij, MD, Emergency Physician

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11th January 2023
21:30 CET / 17:30 UTC-3 / 12:30 UTC-8

Degenerative C-spine in Surfers

Host: Dr Stephen Kalhorn, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery

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Surf Life Support

No matter what your previous first aid background is – we got you covered. Surf Life Support™ provides tailor-made courses for surfers, health professionals. surf schools, or whatever you love about the ocean.

With years of experience in teaching, health and surfing our Surf Life Support™ team is proud to provide the globally leading course in Surf First Aid. We have tailor-made formats for everyone:


World Conference in Surfing Medicine

Meet likeminded surfing health and medicine enthusiast during this yearly  during this yearly three-day event.

The team of SMI is working hard on the next live post-covid event, subscribe to our newsletter below to stay up to date.

Learn about topics such as event management, training and conditioning, performance psychology, nutrition and anti-doping regulation, injury prevention, local and environmental hazards – e.g. marine envenomation, and gender-specific health needs. In addition, core Surfing Medicine topics such as drowning prevention and pre-hospital response will be examined.

Other Live Events

Surfing Medicine International gives back to the surfing community with short liver everyone events since 2014. Informants like “Surfer’s Academy”. The events are made to learn together, to get hands-on training on basic techniques and to connect surfers with professionals in training, health care, environmental topics, among other. 

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