Part Two – An interview with Pipeline’s Surf Doc

“Part Two: Pipe Dreams – An interview with longtime Pipeline Contest Surf Doc, Leland Dao” By Naja Enevold Olsen Q1: We’ve heard about Leland the doctor, tell us more about Leland the surfer? Do you venture out into big surf or take on Pipeline...

Part One – An interview with Pipeline’s Surf Doc

“Pipe Dreams – An interview with longtime Pipeline Contest Surf Doc, Leland Dao” By Naja Enevold Olsen Pipeline has long held a formidable reputation in the surfing world. Its picture-perfect, elliptical barrels belie the fearsome reality of the reef...

Breath-Holding & Big Wave Surfing

Big Wave Surfers Take NOTE! Considerable attention has been afforded to “Waterman” style training, involving underwater breath-holding activity, in popular surfing media down through the years (1-10). Indeed, a number of prominent big ‪wave riders have...

Safety in the Surf

“Preparation is key to staying safe” by Peter Conroy Developing robust ‘in-the-surf’ safety procedures, like those we employ for fighting fires and tackling other emergencies, has long been a personal goal of mine. Surfing safety is quite new to Ireland,...

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...

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...