Conference 2015 CME Accreditation

Conference 2015 – CME Accreditation The European Association of Surfing Doctors (EASD) is once again delighted to announce that: The ‘4th Annual Surfing Medicine Conference’ is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical...

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...

Papa-he-nalu

Papa-he-nalu, planches de surf, surfbretter, サーフボード, tablas de surf; call them what you will, it really doesn’t matter: WE LOVE SURFBOARDS. What’s more, wave riding is our passion. So, no matter whether it’s on a mat, your belly, or with a hand...

Coming Home to Ground

The first time I met Fergal I was pleasantly surprised by how affable, unassuming, and down-to-earth he was. We talked about common interests; no, not surfing especially (although it may have been discussed), but trees. Fergal and his brother, Kevin, had only recently...

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,...

Heads-Up Surfing!

Protective Head Gear: How come this never caught on? We know surfing has a relatively low risk of injury in comparison to a range of other sports.  Nathanson et al. reported an acute injury rate of 0.9 injuries/person/year (1) in an observational, retrospective study...