Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Staying Safe at the Beach



Surf Survival: The Surfer's Health Handbook


Written by SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel

Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, when you head out to catch some waves you should have Surf Survival: The Surfer’s Health Handbook with you.

Written by physician surfers Andrew Nathanson, Clayton Everline and Mark Renneker, this updated 2nd edition is filled with color photos and illustrations and packed with information to keep you safe in and around the water

Surf Survival explains everything from treating shoulder dislocations and jellyfish stings to applying a tourniquet…

and understanding what to do in dangerous waves and currents.
 

From surfing on a crowded beach in California to a remote island in Indonesia it’s important to know how to handle the surfing-related emergencies that can come up.

SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel were impressed by everything the book covers: fitness techniques for staying healthy, protecting yourself from the sun, avoiding overuse injuries, what to do about surfer’s ear, surf-travel medicine, wilderness first aid, and more.

Whatever the beach emergency, Surf Survival will help to protect you and others.


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Saturday, December 28, 2019

Surfrider Foundation Protects Coasts


Campaigning for Oceans, Waves and Beaches


Written by SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel

For the non-profit Surfrider Foundation it's always campaign season with active campaigns underway to get plastics, trash, urban runoff, oil spills, and other pollutants out of the ocean and off the beaches.


Through its advocacy efforts it's reduced the discharge of wastewater into the ocean by 633 million gallons per day.


Surfrider's Blue Water Task Force has run close to 6,000 water quality tests to measure pollutant levels and educate the public about clean water issues.


Working with local and state agencies, Surfrider is helping to plan for sea level rise and combat beach erosion.

Surfrider is helping to protect sea life, too, with 48 campaign victories to reduce the plastic pollution in the ocean that is harming animals.


Through its Ocean Friendly Restaurant program, 565 restaurants now serve 225,000 plastic-free meals a day - without plastic utensils and straws or Styrofoam containers.


Surfrider is also campaigning against offshore oil and gas drilling, which can damage the environment.


With 30,000 volunteers removing more than 200,000 pounds of trash from our beaches each year, the vote is in.

Surfrider has a winning campaign strategy. 

 


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Monday, December 9, 2019

SurfWriter Girls Christmas Books 2019


A Lineup of Good Reads


Written by SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel

When you're searching for the perfect gift for the surfers on your Christmas list, take a look at these books SurfWriter Girls found for you.


Inspiring and hopeful, each book shares the stoke of living life to the fullest in tune with nature.      

The Blue Zones Kitchen: 100 recipes to live to 100, by Dan Buettner, contains 100 recipes from the world’s Blue Zones – the places where the healthiest, happiest people live. Gathered from Sardinia to Okinawa to Costa Rica, Buettner’s recipes are the perfect diet for wellness and mental health. 


Fletcher: A lifetime in Surf, by Dibi Fletcher, chronicles the amazing Fletcher family – Dibi, her husband surfing legend Herbie Fletcher and their two sons – as they become the epitome of surfing and skateboarding cool. With 50 years of stories, it’s packed with photographs, artwork, and celebrity contributions.  


Nature's Best Hope: A new approach to conservation that starts in your yard, by Douglas W. Tallamy, outlines his grassroots plan to save the environment by getting each of us involved. Without relying on government, it puts individuals in charge to create safe spaces for plants and animals where we live.  


Surf for your Life, by Tim Baker, is Mick Fanning's story about his wild ride on the ASP surf tour – with three world championships and a near death encounter with a great white shark. Nick-named “White Lightening” for his speed on the board, the Australian surfer has had extreme highs and lows, but come through every time.


Surfing in Huntington Beach (Images of America), by Mark Zambrano, takes you into the storied beach community of the city known as Surf City USA. Home to the US Open of Surfing, HB is where legendary Hawaiian surfer George Freeth “walked on water” in 1914, demonstrating surfing to mainlanders for the first time.    


And, as an extra gift to someone you care about or to yourself, SurfWriter Girls recommend the classic book Gift From the Sea, written by Anne Morrow Lindbergh in 1955.


Lindbergh, the wife of famed aviator Charles Lindbergh, reminds us that the best gifts of all may not come from stores, but be waiting for us to discover on the beach.
  

Find out more about these gifts in SurfWriter Girls story. Here's the link:  https://surfnbeachscenemagazine.com/2014/12/23/a-sea-of-gifts-to-discover/


Merry Christmas!


Sunny and Patti




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