The surfer’s health handbook
Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. NY, NY
Written by 3 hardcore surf docs, this book gives surfers the complete lowdown on surfing related medical problems; how to diagnose them, how to treat them, and how to prevent them. With chapters devoted to first aid, fitness, dangerous marine animals, big wave surfing, overuse injuries, surf travel medicine and more, Surf Survival is a book no surfer should be without. Surprisingly entertaining, and very comprehensive, over 300 pages of text and 200 illustrations and photographs describe in practical terms how to deal with the myriad of injuries and ailments that can afflict surfers. From shoulder dislocations to surfer’s ear, fin cuts to first aid kits, this book is written for surfers who know that self-sufficiency is the name of the game. Don’t leave home without it.
“This thorough, authoritative and oddly enjoyable book tells you not only how to treat surfing's myriad ailments, but also how to prevent them. For that reason alone, it might be the most important piece of surf literature you ever buy. All that,plus lots of photos of gnarly injuries.”
- Steve Hawk, former editor of Surfer magazine
"Nobody has thought more, studied more, or cared more about the lifelong health and survival of surfers than Mark Renneker. Surf Survival brings together all that priceless knowledge, along with invaluable contributions from Nathanson and Everline, to make a must-have volume for every surfer everywhere. From surf-specific wilderness first aid--critical on any serious surf trip, anywhere on earth--to big-wave safety and even the very real scourge of surfer's ear, it's all here. Don't even think about it: if surfing plays any role in your life, you need this book."
-Daniel Duane, author of Caught Inside, A Surfer's Year on the California Coast
"I've read over 100 surfing-related books, but Surf Survival is the first one that I'll carry with me on every surf trip. "
-Drew Sievers, The Waterman's Library
"Good medicine, and a fun read in the bargain. Read this book and surf until
-Matt Warshaw, author of the History of Surfing
"Great book by great doctors. Doc Renneker is a Balls-to-da-Wall big wave surfer, too. What a great combo: smart and hard-core surfers who care deeply about people and their health!"
- Greg Noll, Legendary big wave surfer, author of "Da Bull, Life Over the Edge"
Book can be purchased at major bookstores, and on-line at the link below.
Clayton Everline, MD
Director: Ocean Sports Medicine
Work*Star Injury Recovery Centers
Board Certified Diplomate:
Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor: Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Seton Hall University, School of Health and Medical Sciences and Department of Medicine, University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
Waves of Health 501c3:
Sports and Outreach Medicine
Co-author of Surf Survival