Hello to 2015,

 

Warm water and tasty waves to you in 2015. The Surfers Medical Association will celebrate its 30th year of going to Tavarua Island in Fiji, where the idea for the SMA came into being. Surfers from the California, Hawaii, Australia and few selected other docs met in the new found Mecca of surfing at Tavarua.
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Surfer's Medical Association (SMA)

 

will be doing a one Day Training

 

for non-medical surfers.

 

Training is for surfers and water people to learn basic lifesaving medical techniques and methods that can be utilized to save lives at the beach or ocean side, until licensed and certified medical people arrive.


When: April 11, 2015, 9:00am to 4:00pm
Where: New Brighton State Beach
Who: Training is open to 25 pre-registered people


Register
by email to: smacentral@yahoo.com
or Paypal

Cost:
$50.00 + $1.50 Paypal fee per person. Includes copy of Surf Survival, The Surfer's Health Handbook.


Also included:
SMA hat
Lunch
SMA Barefoot Doctor Certificate


Agenda:
SMA Barefoot Doctor history, SMA swag and Surf Survival Book.
Surf Survival book, important pages and sections.
CPR, brief overview. (Beach Activity)
Using board and leash as life saving devices. (Water based activity)
Duct Tape and emergency use.
Calling 911 – pertinent information you need to report over the phone.
Medical kits for the surf vehicle.
Taking a Short medical history of your patient and relaying this information to medical personnel.
Putting a conscious/unconscious person onto your surfboard to bring them in.
Brief overview of preventative medicine: keeping warm, sun protection, surfboard fins.
Controlling bleeding from lacerations, and Dental Injuries.
Brief overview of Hypothermia, Heat Exhaustion, Sun Burn.


Instructors: Dr. Bill Jones EMT, Michael Allen WFR, Dr. Michael Eurs DDS.


"Tavarua 2015 Conference" JUNE 28 to JULY 4TH, 2015 going on and it is filled with great surf, excellent presentations and discussions and happy faces of the participants.

 

Puerto Sandino, Nicaragua.

 

When: Thursday May 28 - Thursday June 4th, 2015


"Hello Surfdogs and Surfdogettes"

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SMA 2015

 

Warm water and tasty waves to you in 2015. The Surfers Medical Association will celebrate its 30th year of going to Tavarua Island in Fiji, where the idea for the SMA came into being. Surfers from the California, Hawaii, Australia and few selected other docs met in the new found Mecca of surfing at Tavarua.

SMA is the “grandfather” of all of the medical surfing related groups and projects that are present today. We traveled to spots off of the beaten path where we surfed, conferenced and started health programs, the spots have now become mainstreamed surfing spots. SMA members were in the first waves of surf explorers in the Pacific Islands, Indonesia, the Maldives, Mexico, Central and South America since the 1950’s.

 

The first generation of “surf docs” Dr. Barney Wilkes, Doc Ball, Dr. Don James, Doc Paskowitz and other docs lead the way in surfing medicine in the 1930’s to 1950’s and a bit beyond. Dr. Robert Scott of Santa Cruz, bridged the gap from the 1960’s until the SMA started.

 

Throughout this year and the next we will be celebrating Surfing Medicine and its history at our conferences, in the Journal of Surfing Medicine with expanded coverage with the help of The Surfers Journal and in our working with other groups, organizations and projects.

 

There also is the exciting possibilities of change in the leadership of the SMA with another generation of surfing health/medical practitioners stepping up to head up the projects, conferences and the organization itself.

Watch us this year as we drop in with you, Live Aloha

Bill Jones.
SMA Executive Director

 

Tavi 2015

 

When: JUNE 28 to JULY 4TH 2015

The siren of Cloudbreak and the ebullient Fijian spirit called us home once again. This year marked the 29th Surfer’s Medical Association trip to Tavarau, with 32 adults and 28 children making the trip from the United States, Australia, Japan, and Puerto Rico. We had a good swell at the beginning and then another at the end of the week, with Scott Winer immortalizing our drops, barrels, and biffs. The talks were notably excellent this year, 11 in total, with topics ranging from surfing trauma case series, medical art history, to how to deliver a baby on a surf trip. Many thanks to all who presented.

Get more info on the 2014 conference in the Blog page

 

Puerto Sandino, Nicaragua.

 

When: Thursday May 28 - Thursday June 4th, 2015

 

Our 2015 Nicaragua conference will be held Thursday May 28 - Thursday June 4th, 2015 in Puerto Sandino, Nicaragua. (TENATIVE DATES) We have chosen the dates above due to the morning low tides that week that migrate forward through the day, and are favorable for some key local breaks. This is also a time of the year known for all-day offshore winds... more on the conference page

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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)

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