I had waited for that day. Everybody got barreled. Everybody. Stand-up pits in turquoise water, light offshore winds, and a good crew in the water. But I did not even get to paddle out that day. In fact, I did not even get wet that day. Well, apart from by my own sweat that is. … More The day I hated my job as a surfdoc
A Needlefish is not the first thing on my monsters-of-the-ocean-list. Well, maybe it should be. This is a case report of a vicious needlefish attack on Fiji. Since we could not afford another boat trip to Cloudbreak my wife and I went for a swim just in front of our hotel at Nadi Beach. I … More Needlefish – And you thought sharks are dangerous
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
You want to surf in a bikini or board shorts and you are not sure if the Zika virus is something you should worry about? As a pregnant woman or as a woman planning to become pregnant soon you should avoid any regions at risk, mostly in the Caribbean and Latin America, where the outbreak is growing. Check … More Becoming a parent? Go surf Ireland!