Advanced Surf Life Support – Video

We are proud to show you the latest video portraying the Advanced Surf Life Support™ course. Hit the play button and dive into this challenging, teaching and fun 7-day-course: The Advanced Surf Life Support™ course features a wide array of topics, such as rescue...

ASLS™ Course 2015 – Registration open now!

After the great success in the previous years we are proud to publicly unveil the Advanced Surfing Medicine Life Support™ (ASLS™) course 2015. The ASLS™ Course 2015 will progress to a 7-day-course, giving you extra time for more practical hands-on, more life guarding...

Last chance to submit your research!

The revised deadline of the 1st August 2014 is looming for research abstract submission! You’d better get your skates on if you want to present your research in Ireland at this year’s Conference. We will accept abstract submissions up to midnight on the...

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...