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 […]

Introducing Liam Murphy – The Roaming Pharmacist

Nationality: Australian. Current position: Pharmacist at Perisher Pharmacy throughout the winter months. Perisher is the largest ski resort in the southern hemisphere, which means I’m usually snowboarding on my days off. For the rest of the year I work as a locum pharmacist in community pharmacies all over Australia. Recent locum stints have included working […]

Dr James Dent

NATIONALITY: Australian CURRENT POSITION: Junior Doctor, Albany WA LOCAL BREAKS: Anywhere between Albany, Denmark and Bremer Bay FAVOURITE SURF DESTINATION: Gnarloo, G Land  SURF TRAVEL EXPERIENCE: Portugal, Indonesia, Canada, United States, Mexico, Panama, Eastern Australia  NON-SURF TRAVEL EXPERIENCE:  Snow Boarding – Finland, Canada, United States, NZ. Also spent some time through Western Europe. EDUCATION:  Physiotherapy […]

Introducing Dr Sean Morrow

It’s  a warm welcome to Dr Sean Morrow from Australia     Position: Critical care SRMO, Mater Hospital, Brisbane   Favourite surf destination: Straddie   Surf travel: Australia, New Zealand, Indo (Bali, G-land, Sumbawa), Hawaii, California, Costa Rica, Brazil   Worst travel experience: Getting stuck in the middle of nowhere on a broken-down bus en route to Bolivia, […]

Medical Student Ben Kopec

Introducing the latest recruit to the Surfing Doctors. Name: Ben Kopec Nationality: Australian Current position: Medical student at the University of Western Australia. Local breaks: Perth beachies Favourite surf destination: Indo (Lombok and Sumbawa) Surf travel experience: Indo, Indo, Sri Lanka, Indo, WA. Non-surf travel experience: Europe & UK, South-east Asia, Sri Lanka, UAE, WA […]

Introducing Dr Greg Leeb

  Dr Greg Leeb   Nicknames: ‘G’, ‘G Love’   Nationality: Australian   Current Position: Anaesthetics Registrar, Western Australia   Favourite Surf Destination: Gnaraloo, South WA, Indonesia, El Salvador   Previous Benevolent Work: Doctor and Educator in Bureh Community, Sierra Leone, West Africa: 2016 – current Medical aid in Refugee ‘Jungle Camp’ Calais, France 2016 Medical student […]

Dr Dave Hately

Nationality:  Australian. Current Position:  Rural GP/VMO King Island Hospital, Tasmania. Previous Benevolent Work: Some unintentional work in the Mentawai’s.One particular incident, a near drowning incident which highlighted how little they have out there in terms of supplies and infrastructure to transfer sick people out. 2 months Volunteer work at Namuga and Kira Kira Hospitals in the […]