Matt Quinn

Matt Quinn

Nationality: Canadian Current position: GP locums in rural Nova Scotia and the Canadian Arctic Favourite surf destination: Indo Local break: Lawrencetown beach, NS Canada Travel experience: Bali, Lombok, Morocco, Portugal, South Africa, Central America, Hawaii, California, Europe Education: 2003-2004: BSc, Dalhousie, NS, Canada 2007-2011: MD, Dalhousie Medical School, NS, Canada 2012: Masters in Clinical Epidemiology, […]

Twan Lugten

Twan Lugten

Nationality: Dutch Current position: None yet. Favourite surf destination: uncrowded Supertubos in the morning and a long mellow pointbreak for my twin fin fish in the evening. However, my homespot in Holland works for me as well. Surf travel: All over Europe, Morocco, California, Canary Islands. Education / work experience: freshly graduated MD with an […]

7th Annual Surfing Doctors Conference 16 – 20 August

7th Annual Surfing Doctors Conference 16 – 20 August

Plenkung Reserve SE Java, Indonesia   Excitement levels are rising for this years Surfing Doctors conference.  Dates have been finalised, so get onto booking your leave, flights etc and joining us in the jungle for what promises to be a great, informative few days. Below is a brief overview of the programme. Day 1, 15 […]

Dr Reeo Kim

Dr Reeo Kim

Nationality:  USA Current Position:  Attending physician, Emergency Medicine, The Queen’s Medical Center, Honolulu, HI Favourite Surf Destination:  Hawaii Surf travel:  California, Hawaii, Mexico, Central America, South America, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Europe Education/work experience:  UCLA School of Medicine, University of Chicago Emergency Medicine Residency Program/The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, HI Any other information […]

Dr Jon Cohen

Dr Jon Cohen

Nationality: Australian / Canadian Current Position: Emergency Registrar, Geraldton WA Favourite Surf Destination: Out the front Surf Travel: California, Baja, Oaxaca, Peru, France, Spain, Canaries, Nias, Bali, Australia Education / Work experiences: MBBS at University of Queensland, electives in Puerto Escondido and Brunei. Emergency training on the East and West coast of Australia. Picking up […]


Surf Docs Medical Kit

Surf Docs Medical Kit – OUTSTANDING!

Philip the medical kit was OUTSTANDING, thank you! Jason Stevens cut his hand badly on the first day (2 stitches, but needed about 5 I recon) and he used the kit non stop. A lot of the boys tucked in.

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Safe surfing tips

Safe Surfing

Get a decent travel insurance policy covering the full duration of your trip, and make sure it SPECIFICALLY includes surfing. Find out if you need any additional immunisations – your GP or travel clinic can help you with this.

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Equipment List for G-Land

Equipment list for G-Land

A fully comprehensive list compiled by Dr Phil Chapman. Don’t leave for G-Land without it!

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Raffle

2015: Raffle Draw Results!

Exciting results from this year’s Raffle 1st Prize: free stay at Maccas Surf Camp for a week. Tim Campbell was the grand prize winner! 2nd Prize: free stay (std package) at Ray’s G-land Surf Camp. Jim Jo Frood, related to Mike Frood himself 3rd Prize: new, custom shaped Nathan Rose surfboard. Cass Traianos Congrats guys

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Recent Articles

Repost: Surf Syncope

Another Great Post from Ben and Robert Eovaldi Surf Syncope Benjamin Eovaldi DO and Robert Eovaldi www.californiametalphoto.com Your chances of losing consciousness during a surf hold down can be reduced by maintaining good physical fitness and cardiovascular endurance. The moments leading up to a hold down rarely offer sufficient time to gather your thoughts. Quite […]

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Repost: Shark Fears May Harm the Ocean

This is a repost from Ben Eovaldi, enjoy. Shark Fears May Harm the Ocean Robert Eovaldi, Benjamin Eovaldi DO, Pell Thompson californiametalphoto.com The increased number of shark attacks on the East Coast of the United States is concerning for surfers in California. Fear of sharks may stop some people from paddling out into the ocean […]

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2015: Raffle Draw Results!

Exciting results from this year’s Raffle 1st Prize: free stay at Maccas Surf Camp for a week. Tim Campbell was the grand prize winner! 2nd Prize: free stay (std package) at Ray’s G-land Surf Camp. Jim Jo Frood, related to Mike Frood himself 3rd Prize: new, custom shaped Nathan Rose surfboard. Cass Traianos Congrats guys

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Surfing Doctors Newsletter 2015

Hi guys, Getting the ball rolling this year, with some reminders, and other news. The Annual Surfing Doctors Conference is ON again this year – dates to be finalised, but looking similar to last year, as it seems the swell, moon and tides were favourable!! As in previous years this Conference will be accredited for […]

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ER Specialist Scott Stirling charging at Gland

Getting in some practice for his next stint as a Surf Doc at Tavarua.

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Dr Jason from SA, in action at Maca’s Camp

I took a trip out to Macaronis in the Mentawai islands early November and got really lucky with some decent swell so late in the season and minimal crowds. The wave delivered frequent 4-5 foot sets that threw perfect barrels and fun walls all the way down the reef. I’m sure I don’t have to […]

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Tom’s Gland Elective Report

Tom here signing on for an overdue elective report, currently basking in the stoke of what was an amazing 6 week trip. Outside the window it’s pissing it down and 11 degrees (but a big Atlantic swell forecast this weekend so its not all bad).

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Indonesia surf ‘elective’ adventure gopro – by Angus Murray

Short video of my Indonesia/medical elective trip May-Aug 2014. Filmed in Bali, Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Ceningan, G-Land (g-landsurfcamp.com/ –> best camp on the point) and the Mentawai islands. I stayed at a surfcamp called Matungou in the northern Mentawai islands (matungou.com) – highly recommend going there! All filmed with my gopro3+ black and a few sequence shots from DSLRs.

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Solomon Island / Namuga Project

Dr Dave Hateley with the Solomon Island / Namuga Project crew. Surf Docs gave them R1,000 to assist them with equipment purchases for their medical centre.

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Andrew Hills from Newcastle, Oz surfing the Conference swell at G-Land

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End of season G Land vacancies

Calling all surfing doctors! We are just writing to you to let you know that we have got some last minute end of season vacancies in the G Land roster. The whole of October is available as well as early November depending on how late the camp stays open this season. For those of you […]

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Video: Dr Mike Frood

Mike, an RMO and PGY3 talks about the fantastic medical experiences he has enjoyed Bunbury hospital and his journey on the Rural Practice Pathway.

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Winners of the Surfing Doctors Raffle at Foamlust

The annual Surfing Doctors fundraising raffle kicked off in April at the Margaret River Drug Aware Pro. Tickets were sold at the FOAMLUST expo (www.foamlust.com) at the Margaret River Cultural centre, a satellite shapers and surf lifestyle event associated with the competition where Phil did an excellent talk to a crowd of 100 about remote […]

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Self treatment and jungle rashes

Greetings from the jungle It has been so good being back, I have now had 7 days of the best ground hog day in the world: eat, surf, eat, surf, eat, repeat! The waves have been consistently good, a couple of bigger days, but nothing massive and the crowd factor low and friendly. In essence […]

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A few weeks at Macaronis Surf Resort – David Gunn

I have just finished a great couple of weeks at Macaronis Surf Resort. This was my second placement as a SurfingDoc, having done a stint at G Land last year. My beautiful goofy footed wife Kristen and son and daughter Angus and Ivy were my crew again this year. First of all I gotta say […]

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Dr Joel Menzies scoring some surf!

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Kiwi Camp

Hey everyone! Angry Angus here (I’m not actually that angry…). I arrived a few days ago out at Raymond’s camp and was welcomed by a pumping swell. I came out with two friends from NZ, Nick and Brad – just three of us on the boat. Four guys left and three of us arrived and […]

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Nathan Rose taming G-Land

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Surf travel’s gone viral – by Joel Menzies

I startled awake, rain pelting my face, wind lashing my body, incoherent ramblings being muttered by my brother. My last memory was drifting off to sleep, lingering images of clear turquoise barrels on my mind with the sun setting over isolated pacific paradise. Completely disoriented I stumbled up, only to be struck by flying debris. […]

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Surfing Doctors Raffle

The annual Surfing Doctors fundraising raffle kicked off in April at the Margaret River Drug Aware Pro. Tickets were sold at the FOAMLUST expo (www.foamlust.com ) at the Margaret River Cultural centre, a satellite shapers and surf lifestyle event associated with the competition where Phil did an excellent talk to a crowd of 100 about remote […]

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