Become a Barefoot Doctor
September 13, 2014, Surfer's Medical Association will be doing a one Day Training for non medical surfers. Training is for surfers and water people to learn basic life saving medical techniques and methods that can be utilized to save lives at beach or ocean side, until licensed and certified medical people arrive...
- September 13, 2014, 9:00am to 4:00pm
- Where: San Carlos Beach and Grass area (Near Coast Guard
- Station and Breakwater, off Rec. Trail)
- Who: Training is open to 25 pre-registered people
Register at On the Beach Surf Shop or Sunshine Freestyle Surf Shop OR email email@example.com OR register online at www.surfersmedicalassociation.org and use paypal. Cost: $50.00 per person.
Includes copy of Surf Survival, The Surfer's Health Handbook. Also included:
SMA Barefoot Doctor Certificate
- 1. SMA Barefoot Doctor history, SMA swag and Surf Survival Book.
2. Surf Survival book, important pages and sections
3. CPR, brief overview. (Beach Activity)
4. Using board and leash as life saving devices (Water based activity)
5. Duct Tape and emergency use
6. Calling 911
7. Medical kits for the surf vehicle.
8. Short medical history if possible
9. Relay info to medical personnel
Dr. Neal Harris, Erik Landry, Sunny Smith, Bill Jones, Chip Dory, Richard Fontana, Michael Allen, Jeannie Juliano-Alexander
Aloha, G’Day, Bula, Hola and Konichiwa to all,
SMA is alive and well with lots of events happening, as well as several successful conferences that happened in the first half of the 2014 year. As I write, we have the Tavarua Conference going on and it is filled with great surf, excellent presentations and discussions and happy faces of the participants.
The third SMA Galapagos Conference happened in late March and early April this year and was again a super success and adventure. Look for information soon on the website about the next Galapagos Conference in March 2015.
On September 13, 2014 in Monterey CA at San Carlos Beach, SMA will hold a “Barefoot Doctor” training for non medical surfers and water people. This is a return to SMA’s roots of getting medical help and assistance at the waterside until trained medical personnel arrive. Check the website for more information or contact SMA Central.
Medical student, Niyati Mamtora, contacted SMA Central about doing research in regards to the cultures of medicine and surfing. She wants to interview surfing medicos and gather research information that will be shared with SMA. Check the Facebook Page for further details.
LOOK ON THE WEBSITE SOON ABOUT A FULL BLOWN SMA MEDICAL CONFERENCE IN SEPTEMBER, 2015. “THE PACIFIC RIM MEDICAL AND HEALTH CONFERENCE” WILL BE A MUST ATTEND EVENT.Many thanks to our Board of Kahunas for their help and input. A huge thank you to website wizard, Richard Fontana, for all his work and insight.
Warm water and tasty waves to you,
Bill Jones, Executive Director SMA
October 5th to 12th, 2014
With: SMA BIARRITZ
Openings are available for our annual European conference, in the south of France. This is one of our most fun events; we always get great waves, great food and great wine, plus we party every night. This conference always attracts some of our most energetic members who attend regularly.
Get more info in the - Conferences page - and then send in your deposit "tout de suite!"
Exotic Surfing/Medical Conference. Hot Cases In Emergency Medicine CME Spice Islands
With: SMA AUSTRALIA
CONFERENCE /EXPEDITION 13 days
Bookings are closing by end of August as the boat fills up with non ED people.
Go to SPICE ISLANDS: October 2014 (13 days)
Get more info in the - Conferences page-
Work at G-land
We are from G-Land Joyo's Camp would like to cooperate with your Association we have special offer for Surfing Doctors who want to have Surftrip of a Lifetime this year, our opening season April - October 2013 Doctors who will have benefits fo 50% charge from normal rates. - Please check our video
Support the Surfers Medical Association
Please take a look at our store as well have several new SMA products, several types of shirts, books, flash drives and soon, SMA towels. We appreciate your continued support of the Surfers Medical Association.
Conference Speaker Bill Jones dropping in!
Go to "The European Association of Surfing Doctors" (EASD)
Anyone with any involvement in health-care or surfing is welcome to join the Association and participate in its conferences, village projects and other activities. - JOIN SMA / RENEW MEMBERSHIP or Help Us with a donation.