For many military veterans, returning from war zones can lead to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Symptoms of PTSD can be varied, and veterans may feel disconnected from loved ones and emotionally numb.
Friday, September 25, 2020
Did you know that as well as being an enjoyable activity, surfing has many physical and mental health benefits?
Thursday, September 3, 2020
Surfing is about to make its world debut on the Olympic stage - thanks to the dedicated campaigning of the International Surfing Association.
Nigel Semmens, a champion surfer from Cornwall, has spent more than 40 years making high quality surfboards.
Scientists are warning surfers to protect themselves against the effects of the sun - as they are three times more likely than non-surfers to get the most serious form of skin cancer, melanoma.
Surfers' sunglasses are an important accessory - not only as a fashion item but to ensure eye safety. Surfers are prone to eye problems, due to increased exposure to the sun.
There has been conflicting advice so far on whether people are allowed to surf during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Originally developed to protect divers while underwater, the wetsuit is an important piece of technology that was designed to fit like a second skin, protecting against the cold and hazards such as sharp objects and chemicals.
It launched the first world circuit of professional surfing competitions, encouraging event organisers to choose remote locations with top-quality surf, rather than the usual well-populated, metropolitan areas.
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Surfing and travelling go hand-in-hand, with surfers often working their way around the most popular spots across the world. Even the casual surfer is likely to want to take their surfboard on a plane from time to time.