Nathanson offers advice for aging surfers to maximize enthusiasm for the sport

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Nathanson A. Surf survival and surfiatrics: Because surfers also get old. Presented at: International Extreme Sports Medicine Congress. May 20-21, 2022; Boulder, Colo.

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BOULDER, Colo. – In this video from the International Extreme Sports Medicine Congress, Andrew Nathanson, MD, discusses ways for older surfers to enjoy the sport, despite physical limitations due to aging.

“‘Surfiatrics’ is a new-ish concept that combines the words surfing and geriatrics, and it’s about maximizing the potential of the aging surfer, as well as maintaining the stoke or enthusiasm for the sport as we age,” he said.

Nathanson outlined five stages aging surfers must progress through to get the most out of the sport: recognition, understanding, acceptance, adaptation and celebration.

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