II. Epidemiology

  1. Injury rate in Surfing: 3.5 per 1000 Surfing days
    1. More severe with larger waves in extreme conditions
  2. Most common injuries
    1. Sprains and strains
    2. Fractures and dislocations
    3. Lacerations
  3. Most surfers are injured by contact with surf board
    1. Especially their own surf board
    2. Especially contact with side rails and fins

III. Injuries

  1. See Marine Injury
  2. See Marine Envonomation
  3. See Vibrio Cellulitis

IV. Prevention

  1. Rubber Gaurds
    1. Covers surf board nose and fins
  2. Surfing helmet
  3. Protective eye glasses
  4. Surf board leash
    1. Protect other surfers from a loose board
    2. Raises risk of injury to surfer via recoil
    3. Consider longer surf board leash

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Ontology: Surfing (C0336932)

Concepts Daily or Recreational Activity (T056)
SnomedCT 84096006
English Engaged in surfing, surf, surfing, Surfing (qualifier value), Surfing, Engaged in surfing (qualifier value), Engaged in surfing, function (observable entity)
Spanish práctica de surf (calificador), práctica de surf