Western Australia – A Surfdoc’s Paradise

Australia is the lucky country, no doubt. Being born there seems to come with a certain attitude. When Americans, Europeans or Latin Americans talk about their surfing life they usually make it sound as if they are really good surfers charging serious waves. When Australians talk about their surfing life it sounds as if they … More Western Australia – A Surfdoc’s Paradise

Surfer´s Eye

Surfer’s Eye Mexican surfers are great. They’ve supported the Know-Your-Ears Project and wanted to know everything about it. But the first part of the conversation was often pretty confusing. When I told them I do research on the “oído de surfistas” they smiled and corrected me saying, “oído” means ear but that I probably meant … More Surfer´s Eye

Emergency in the Lineup: Confused Surfer with Sudden Neck Pain

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