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Surfer's Academy


Sat 1 Oct 2016, 9:00am–4:00pm

Where: University of Otago - Wellington Campus, 23a Mein St, Newtown, Wellington

Restrictions: R13

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  • Surfer's Academy: $20.00
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The Surfer’s Academy is a part of the Education & Outreach Program of Surfing Medicine International, we provide a half-day Symposia on Surfing Medicine plus afternoon workshop in cooperation with Maranui SLSC and university of Otago Wellington.

An educational program for the Surf Community with focus on Drowning & Water safety, Surfing Injuries & Prevention and UV related skin disease.

Join us and learn all about: Drowning, Watersafety, Surfing Injuries, Surfers Skin, Maori Surf Culture, Sustainable management of Surf Breaks, Waves under threat in Wellington!

Open for all interested; medical professionals, surfers, bodyboarders, kite & wind surfers, lifeguards and all other water sport fanatics! Paddle out with us and learn how to stay healthy and improve your surfing experience!

Morning Programme:
Registration - 08:15 am - 08:45 am
Lecture Programme - 09:00 am - 12:30 pm

- 9:00 am - 09:10 am - Mihi Whakatau
- 9:10 am - 09:40 am - Drowning - Jonathon Webber
- 9:40 am - 10:05 am - Surfers as first responders in Drowning - Ingvar Berg
- 10:05 am - 10:15 am - Break
- 10:15 am - 10:30 am - Surfing Injuries - Dion van de SChoot
- 10:30 am - 10:40 am - Community Science Project - Debbie Remnant
- 10:40 am - 10:55 am - UV related Skin disease - Cancer Society NZ
- 10:55 am - 11:05 am - Break
- 11:05 am - 11:20 am - Training & Performance: Physiology of Surf Athlete - Oliver Farley
- 11:20 am - 11:35 am - Sustainable Management of Surf Breaks NZ - Shane Orchard
- 11:35 am - 11:50 am - Wellington Waves under threat
- 11:50 am - 12:10 pm - Indigenous surf craft: Ancient Maori surf culture - Jhan Gavala

Workshop (Lyall Bay Beach) 14:00 - 16:00 in cooperation with Maranui Surf Life Saving Club. (Take your wetsuit and preferable board with you for the above workshop!)

Bios of Speakers:

Ingvar Berg:
Emergency Medicine Doctor, Den Hague (the Netherlands) Founder and President of Surfing Medicine International, Advanced Surf Life Support Instructor, Co-developer of mobile IOS/Android app SurfFirstAid, Special interest in first response of Surfers in drowning.

Jonathon Webber:
Advanced Qualified Lifeguard, Life member of the Piha Surf Life Saving Club Auckland, Hon. Lecturer Department of Anaesthesiology;University of Auckland, Chief Executive WaterSafe Auckland Inc, Representative of SLSNZ on the New Zealand Resuscitation Council, Member of the International Life Saving Federation’s Medical Committee.

Dion van de Schoot:
Emergency Medicine Doctor, Wellington NZ, Founder of Surfing Medicine International, Advanced Surf Life Support Instructor, Co-developer of mobile IOS/Android app SurfFirstAid, Special interest in Surfers as global health ambassadors.

Shane Orchard:
Environmental Consultant in water resource management, Christchurch, NZ, Specialist areas land-water boundaries, environmental policy and climate change. Research on sustainable management of surf breaks.

Jhan Gavala:
Registered Psychologist and Lecturer in School of Psychology, Massey University Auckland. Current in PhD program in surf-psychology, examining localism, surf-rage and ancient Māori surfers. Supports amateur & professional surfers; development and strengthening psychological capabilities. Past Bicultural Director of the New Zealand Psychological Society, past member of the New Zealand Psychologist Board and the Massey University Human Ethics Committee.

Debbie Remnant:
Lifeguard & member Mnt Maunganui Surf Life Saving Club, Master of Osteopathy student - Unitec Conducted large survey on surfing injuries in NZ,

Oliver Farley:
Exercise Physiologist, Former Lead Exercise Physiologist at Hurley Surfing Australia High Performance Centre, Strength and Conditioning coach: Aktive Pathway to Podium national athletes, Lecturer at Unitec - Sport.

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