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A firsthand report from Hawaii Eco Diver’s renowned APNEA and Surf Survival Training Course.

Quite a few years ago, while I was learning the ropes to surfing bigger waves out at solid Sunset Beach, one of those set waves that the old-timers always talk about marched in from the west and caught everyone with their pants down. (As in: It had us scratching for the horizon, even though we were already a half-mile offshore, and then subsequently had us bailing our boards and diving down to let the first – of about five waves – steamroll over us.)

Trying to remain as calm as I could when over 20 feet of water is   …  More

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Former pro rider Ryan Mills shares his story of how a BMX injury lead him to ten years of drug addiction and what it took to finally get back on his bike.

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Are you planning a surf trip? Make sure you include a surfer’s first aid kit in your baggage.

Accidents and injuries happen all the time, and they can be especially tricky to deal with if you’re surfing in isolated, remote destinations, with poor access to healthcare.

According to a 2007 study published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine, surfboards are responsible for 55 percent of all surfing related injuries.

The ocean floor (18 percent), other’s board   …  More

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Well, it sounds like the Navy wants to put quantifiable data up against an anecdotal fact most of us are aware of: surfing makes you feel better.  Specifically, America’s protectors of the high seas want to see how the sport can be used to treat military people suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

The Washington Post dove in head first, reporting that the Navy will spend a million bucks on the research project and that researchers are apparently stoked, as surfing “offers   …  More

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