Paramedic Brett Webster Enters Stage Left

Firefighter and paramedic William Bret Webster has joined the Surfing Doctors, and this is his welcome into the gang, and virtual hug.  Brett is 47 years old and he lives in Melbourne Beach, Florida.     He has worked for Brevard County Fire Rescue for 19 years as a firefighter/paramedic.  BCFR is the 5th largest […]

Neil Hunter – Emergency Medicine Advanced Trainee

It’s a big welcome to Neil Hunter, an Emergency Medicine Advanced Trainee on the Gold Coast, but originally from Northern Ireland.  Nationality –  Northern Irish Current Position –  Emergency Medicine Advanced Trainee, Gold Coast University Hospital Surf Travel Experience – East Coast Australia, Indonesia (Keramas), Scotland, Northern Ireland, Cornwall Favourite surf destination? Northern NSW.  Some […]

Welcome To Dr Octavio Sehbe

A little bit about Octavio I finished university back in 2015, and did one year extra course on Emergency. During uni I did a lot of working experience on the front door of Emergency at public hospitals, what helped me a lot preparing for real work. Then from from 2016 till beginning 2018 I was […]

Dr Megan Dickson Joins The Party

A big welcome to Dr Megan Dickson, an ER resident in southern California Bio: I grew up on the beaches of Orange County, California with a deep love for the ocean. I spent most of my childhood swimming, both in the oceans and the pool as a competitive club swimmer.  I picked up surfing as an […]

Indo Fever with Rachael Dawe

Surfing Doctors member Rachael Dawe headed out to the Mentawais for a surf/work stint, and scored the trip of a lifetime. We chatted to her once she had calmed down after her return to reality.     Was it your first time out to the Mentawais? If so, what did you think of the place? […]

Introducing Dr Andreia Estrele from Portugal

Welcome to Dr Estrele, who spends her time surfing and working in Portugal, when not on a surf trip somewhere…   Where are you from? 🇵🇹 Portugal. What is your current position? Dr and owner of a Medical and Dental Clinic ( It’s a lot of work, believe me… ) Where are your local breaks […]

Meet Third Year Med Student Tom Pyke

Name: Tom Pyke Nationality: Australian Home Town: Brisbane Studies: 3rd year med student at Flinders University Surf Travel Experience: Australia (East Coast, South Coast, Arnhem land), Indo, Portugal, Columbia, Brazil Favorite Surf Spot: Yorke Peninsula Local Break: Currently ‘Squealers’ at Yirrkalla, NT. Favorite Board: Enjoying the 9”4 Mctavish squaretail at the moment Favorite Surfer: On […]

Welcome to Dr Lenka Janoušková

Czech surfer and Doctor Lenka Janoušková joins the team.   Name Lenka Janoušková Nationality Czech Studies and training Studies: Faculty of Medicine Palacký University Olomouc, 10 month internal medicine residency program Hornická Hospital Karviná, 4 month internship- cardiology department Lisbon, Internship in Semarang (Java) internal medicine department, Internship in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) oncology […]

Welcome to Dr Martin Lee

  Where from: Birmingham, United Kingdom Age: 36 Studies: MBBS, FRACGP, Diploma Anaesthesia, Clinical Ultrasound (just commenced) Place of work: Geraldton Currently working between: Geraldton Occupation: Anaesthetics, Cardiac Testing, Clinical Lecturer (UWA and ND) and Headspace Years surfing: Five Favourite waves:  Long and clean head high A – frame, Offshore wind and a bit of sun Local break: […]

Meet Zack Cohen

Name: Zack Cohen Nationality:  USA    Studies and training: B.S. in Molecular Environmental Biology from UC Berkeley   Current position: Private Tutor    Previous benevolent work: Swim coaching and volunteer tutoring   Favourite surf destination: HT’s. How can that place not be anyone’s favorites?   Surf travel experience: Indo, Central America, Mexico, New Zealand Favourite […]

Introducing Dr Rowan Walker

Dr Rowan Walker Home town: Lennox Head Surfed: Australia East Coast, Indonesia (Bali,Llembongan, West Java), Sri Lanka, Maldives, Hawaii (Waikiki), France, Spain and Portugal. Work: Ortho, locuming this year anywhere in Australia. Previous Work: Intern/RMO Coffs Harbour, Reg Mackay and Gold Coast.

Dr Matthew Greber

Introducing our latest member Dr Matthew Greber Nationality – Australian Studies and training – Medicine at Griffith on the GC, Intern in Cairns (wave starved), Brisbane since. Current position – Crit Care SHO at Mater Hospital Brisbane. Previous benevolent work – Worked in Samoa Tupua Tamasese hospital for 6 weeks. Also helped out in Cherberg for several weeks in […]

Dr Chris Hewitt Enters The Room

Introducing Dr Chris Hewitt, just in time before he heads over to G-Land for the 10th Annual Surfing Doctors Conference at Joyos. Firstly, where are you from? Devon, UK Where do you currently work? Tweed Heads Emergency Department, NSW, Australia What is your position here? Resident Medical Officer Education: Bristol University – BSc. Anatomy and […]

Introducing 2nd Year Medical Student Morgan Skiperdene

A warm welcome to Morgan Skiperdene, on joining the Surfing Doctors.  Morgan has been surfing for a number of years, and it seems she likes to charge when it gets a bit more challenging. Her favourite board at the moment is a Tomo Sci Fi.   Nationality –  Australian and American Studies and training –  […]

10th Annual Surfing Doctors Conference

Dates: 10 – 16 June Venue: G-Land, also known as Plengkung Beach, on the Grajagan Bay, Alas Purwo National Park, East Java, Indonesia. Accommodation: We will be staying at Joyos Surf Camp Any inquiries:   Dr Phil Chapman.      

Introducing Medical Student Max Hardie Boys

Nationality: New Zealand Current position: Medical Student, Wellington, NZ Local Breaks: Anywhere in Taranaki, Lyall Bay or the Wairarapa coastline Favourite surf destinations: Lombok Surf Travel Experience: Bali twice, Kuta Lombok once Non-surf Travel Experience: Traveled for 10 weeks around California, France, Italy, England, Scotland with family, as well as Rarotonga and Fiji. Went to […]

Introducing Dr Martin Ibach

Let’s check in with Dr Martin Ibach   Where were you born? I’m Australian born but German/Danish parents .   Education? I went to University in Perth at University of Western Australia.   Current position? Currently an ED SMO at Busselton Hospital and Rural GP Anaesthetist at Margaret River Medical Centre and Hospital (been there […]

A Big Welcome To Dr Ben Massenburg

A Hawaiian goofy-footer joins the Surfing Doctors team. Let’s find out more about Dr Ben Massenburg Hometown: I grew up surfing in Maui, Hawaii. Education: I went to Harvard University for my undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering where I started the Board Riders Association of Harvard (BRAH), and continued surfing in Rhode Island and Northern […]