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.continue reading
Getting in some practice for his next stint as a Surf Doc at Tavarua.
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 […]
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).
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.
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.
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 […]
Mike, an RMO and PGY3 talks about the fantastic medical experiences he has enjoyed Bunbury hospital and his journey on the Rural Practice Pathway.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
Surfing Doctors is working with New Zealand trained GP Dr Chris Millar to fundraise, build and staff a medical clinic at Namuga/Star Harbour. Namuga is an isolated community on the south-eastern tip of Makira Island in the Solomon Islands chain sheltering some of the best reef passes in the Pacific. The clinic will bring […]
Many of you will know Macaronis for its reputation as having one of the best left hand waves in the world. Lesser known is just how poor the living conditions and standard of health are in its neighboring village, Silabu. Simple issues like Dentition , Skin Hygeine and Malaria awareness are still a huge […]
Surfing Doctors together with G-Land surf camp built a custom medical clinic in Grajagan, Java (G-Land). The purpose of the clinic is to provide medical care for surfers travelling to the region, as well as the staff and locals of the area. A roster is in place that means we aim to have a doctor […]
Hi guys , The SurfDocs are running a raffle during the upcoming Margaret River Drug Aware Pro contest in early April . Tickets can be purchased at the FOAMLUST EXPO which is on during the event . The tickets cost 5 dollars , and the funds raised will go towards funding a project in the Mentawi […]
5th Annual Surfing Doctors Conference 25th August – 2nd September 2014 Plenkung Reserve SE Java, Indonesia.
Getting the ball rolling early this year, with this newsletter and also a provisional G-land Conference Programme. We are currently looking at the 25th August 2014 as the kick-off date. As in previous years this Conference will be accredited for CPD points by both the Emergency and Anaesthetic colleges of Australasia. If you are keen to come get back to us asap, and hopefully we can get you involved and presenting. Courses and Workshops are being looked into, to be conducted at G-land, and possibly the Mentawi Islands.