Dr Adam Branoff

Dr Adam Branoff

NATIONALITY: American  CURRENT POSITION: Emergency Medicine specialist in a rural, coastal community hospital in Florida, USA,  Baptist Medical Center Nassau, Fernandina Beach, Fl FAVOURITE SURF DESTINATION: I have a passion for pointbreaks, from Northern Peru to El Salvador, to Sri Lanka and many places in between EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE: Undergraduate and medical school in Florida, […]

Surfing Doctors at Macaronis Resort

Surfing Doctors at Macaronis Resort

Before the Holidays, Surfing Doctors were @ Macaronis. Macaronis has donated a free trip to be raffled off at Margret River Comp in 2013, 2014, 2015 and Surfing Doctors donates back every year to the Pagai Foundation (foundation started by Macaronis Resort to benefit them local community in the Pagai area).  Surfing Doctors also send doctors […]

Lyndsay Dunn’s Recent Stay in G-Land

Lyndsay Dunn’s Recent Stay in G-Land

Two weeks is never long enough, but G-land produced some fantastic end of season swell. With 4-6 foot days either side of a 7-10 foot day, both the tentative and the brave were rewarded, with barrels and steep faces out the front, and 3-4 foot at 20/20 and tigers.  Nothing much to report on the […]

Dr Irina Jovanovic

Dr Irina Jovanovic

NATIONALITY: Dutch / Serbian CURRENT POSITION: Locum RMO in the Netherlands until I find a job abroad FAVOURITE SURF DESTINATION: Ecuador – many hidden gems & consistent yet uncrowded breaks PREVIOUS BENEVOLENT WORK: Hope to get involved soon! TRAVEL EXPERIENCE: South Africa / Australia / Morocco / Central America (Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama) / […]

Dr Javier Baez

Dr Javier Baez

Nationality: USA/Puerto Rico Current Position: ED attending physician  Favorite surf Destination: Puerto Rico, Mentawai Travel Experience: Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Indonesia Education & Work Experience: Emergency Medicine training in University of Puerto Rico 2010-2013, KRMC Trauma Center attending physician 2013-2014, MHM ED attending physician 2014-current.


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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