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Surfing Injuries

  • Sore Neck From Surfing- Surfing Sprains and Strains

    Surfing Sprains and Strains

    Surfing can be a tonne of fun! Hours are easily spent out in the salt and sun bouncing around and getting a solid workout. This is awesome but quite often the hours following, or the next day, can feel a little tough…Ever noticed serious fatigue after a surf, or a little niggle that may take a few days to go away?

  • Common Ear Problems For Surfers Part 2

    In this post I will tell you what surfers ear is, the key differences to swimmers ear, how they both come about, how to deal with both and as always some handy travel tips to prevent these annoying injuries from occurring in the first place, hopefully this helps, enjoy!
  • Common Ear Problems For Surfers

    After growing up hearing (pun intended) about things like surfers ear, ear aches, ear infections or swimmers ear...it wasn't until I first had ear problems that I decided to delve a little deeper in order to figure out what was going on for me. 

    Surfers Ear Key Points:
    - it is an extra bone growth (exostosis) in the ear canal usually caused by the repeated exposure to cold water and/or w...

  • Jellyfish Stings How To Treat and How To Recognise

    Jellyfish Stings First Aid: Some easy steps to follow!

    • Firstly you need to figure out if it is tropical (e.g. Box Jelly, Irukandji)  or non-tropical (e.g. Bluebottle, Stingers...)

      

  • Sea Urchin In Foot

    What to do when you have a Sea Urchin in foot or feet!

    How to identify the spikes and a series of easy to follow steps that will get you back out surfing quickly!

  • Tourniquet meaning and how to properly apply a tourniquet

    How to properly apply a tourniquet: These are easy to follow steps which show the best tourniquet method. Tourniquet meaning or tourniquet definition is a device that stops the flow of blood from a vein or artery by compressing a limb with a tourniquet (cord or tight bandage). You may have seen tourniquet surf leash or we have this basic tourniquet for sale (FREE WITH OUT SURF AID KITS - first aid kits for surfers) You never expect it until it happens, be prepared, the more people that carry these the better!
  • Sea Ulcers Treatment

    Sea Ulcers are a common surfing related injury.

    Have you ever looked down at your foot and had to choose between waves and healing? If not then you're lucky (or you haven't pushed it hard enough with reef cuts hard ;) and if so then check out our sea ulcers treatment infographic for a series of easy to follow, simple and practical steps to get you on the mend and back in the surf!

  • How to treat cut from coral reef

    How to treat coral reef cuts 101: These are easy to follow steps which show the best treatment for coral reef cuts. It includes what to do when you get a cut from coral reef and how to clean coral reef cuts properly in order to prevent coral reef cut infection from keeping you out of the water!
    Ever woken up at night with your foot throbbing? Ever felt the skin tighten around a red inflamed wound? You don't need to...