"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, 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 you¹re 100." ----Matt Warshaw, author of "The History of Surfing"
About the Author
Andrew Nathanson, MD, FACEP
, is an associate professor of emergency medicine at Brown University School of Medicine who has a lifelong passion for the sea. He has published numerous studies on surfing, windsurfing, and sailing injuries, and organizes a biennial Wilderness Medical Society conference on marine medicine. He most enjoys surfing with his wife and son at a secret spot in Little Compton, Rhode Island.Clayton Everline, MD, CSCS, FAWM
, practices as a sports physician at The Waves of Health, LLC: Ocean Sports, Environmental and Outreach Medicine when not surfing. he is board certified in both sports medicine and internal medicine and is a fellow of the academy of wilderness medicine (FAWM). He is a clinical assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Seton Hall University, and a strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS). He has been featured as “Top Doctor” in Men’s Health
and is a columnist in Surfline Health and Fitness
. He lives in Honolulu, Hawaii.Mark Renneker
is a physician, a renowned big wave surfer, and the founder of the Surfer’s Medical Association, which has sought to improve health conditions of often-poor populations near surf destinations around the world. Renneker lives in San Francisco, California.