I was sitting in the lineup at Nine Palms, Baja California Sur, early in the morning. Matt (name changed) had just paddled out, an experienced surfer, 60 years of age. Soon I overheard him say to his friend: “I am not feeling well!” His friend asked what’s wrong. “I have a terrible headache and my … More Emergency in the Lineup: Confused Surfer with Sudden Neck Pain
So, I checked out your ears, showed you a video of your ear canal and said you had Surfer’s Ear. What now? First of all, relax. Surfer’s Ear is not dangerous. It is not a disease, it is a condition. In other words: an anatomical special feature. But it might cost you a few surf … More I have Surfer’s Ear, what should I do?
How to get stitched up and get back in the water as soon as possible? Statistically, the most common injury while surfing is a cut in your face or on your head due to a collision with your own board. And statistics do not care if you are on a surf trip far far away … More Injury Management: Surfing with Stitches