Surfing Tips

Tips for First Time Surfers

S – Sit on your board while waiting for the waves.
P – Pace your time in the water. Limit it to 30 minutes.
I – Insist on a knowledgable surfing instructor.
N – Notice signs of pain and discomfort in your back.
E – Exit the water and seek immediate medical attention if you experience pain or weakness.

The mission of SMF is to increase the awareness of surfer’s myelopathy in order to provide support and to promote injury prevention, research, and treatment.