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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing (June 21, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1616083182
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616083182
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 5.6 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #142,239 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"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.

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It is clearly written and well illustrated.
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I also picked up a free diving manual on their recommendation which is also helping tremendously!
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My husband thought the book was well written and said it's a great book for all surfers to have.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Heather Ingram on November 9, 2011
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I bought this book for my boyfriend who surfs daily. I read the book and it shows you what to do in a lot of situtions that can happen out in the water. My neighbor, who is also a life long surfer, looked through it and bought one right away. He told me the CPR and other tips on how to rescue people in the water are things he has yet to learn. Great buy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Christopherjdixon on July 21, 2014
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Matt Warshaw is my hero, but Surf Survival is arguably the most important book you can own as a surfer.

Surf Survival is clearly written, deeply researched and is simply filled vital information that could save your life - or the life of someone else. It's written by a trio of deeply knowledgable doctors, including ER doctor Andrew Nathanson and the legendary Mavericks surfer/oncologist/genius Mark Renneker. Every surfer should have this on a Kindle, or better yet in paperback form in their glove compartment or travel bag. It's such a solid read, that when Surfline.com asked me to put together a first aid/medical series, we went straight to the source and serialized the most important chapters.

--Chris Dixon, editor, thescuttlefish.com, author, Ghost Wave - The Discovery of Cortes Bank and the Biggest Wave on Earth.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Seasidesmitten on November 24, 2012
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I read about this book on a surf blog or website and knew it would be the perfect gift to give my husband who surfs. He recently went on a surf trip to Nicaragua and being the protective wife that I am, I wanted to get him this book. It has a lot of important surf survival information without coming across too technical or cheesy. My husband thought the book was well written and said it's a great book for all surfers to have. I highly recommend it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pdiniz on July 2, 2013
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Every surfer should own this book. I borrowed it from the library, flipped through it for 5 minutes, and then bought a Kindle version! I will be referring to this as long as I surf. It is easy to read and contains medical advice / some statistics to support findings (i.e. most cold water surfers will develop surers ear after 5 years). The Kindle version works great and clicking the table of contents takes you to the appropriate page.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By George H. Cole on October 20, 2013
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I bought this book because I have ear problems and wanted to see their advice. I read this chapter and it was very good advice which I will use and hope for some relief. I recommend this book! It is chuck full of info...some I never really thought about. Worth the money. Will be a good reference book from here on.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Carter on January 21, 2012
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Excellent read. A thorough look at the various injuries one can suffer when surfing and travel surfing and how to deal with the injuries. A must have before your next surf trip.
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I was introduced to this book while watching a SUP downwind video by Maui's Jeremy Riggs and Suzie Cooney. In the the video, Clay spoke of the sharpest teeth in the ocean aren't sharks, but instead surfboard fins. The book proves this with many examples of surfing accidents from fins and many other issues. It's an idea guide if you're travelling for surf trips and are far from any medical care but also for at home situations. A must have for instructors as well.
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... To the extent that it WILL scare you to paddle out for your next surf. But I am grateful for this resource for what to do. I bought the paperback version first. I thought it was so useful that I bought the kindle version to take on a trip to Indo (and not have to carry around extra weight). If you are going surfing in the 3rd world or anywhere remote, read this first.
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