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 at Notre Dame University in Fremantle (WA) 

Medical degree at University of Wollongong (NSW)

Who is your favourite surfer and why?

Present : Matt Wilkinson – His backhand is amazing and he’s a fellow goofy footer who weighs over 80kgs who can’t do airs. Definitely someone I can relate to. 
Past : Andy Irons – He drew different lines to all the other pro’s and his style is timeless. 
 
 

Heaviest experience while traveling?
I perforated my appendix in Whistler BC which resulted in a week in hospital and 15 grands worth of medical bills. Another heavy experience was when I first paddled out at 8 foot pipe after not having a wink of sleep for two days due to air transit – I got dry docked right in front of backdoor and wore 4 set waves on the head – thought I was actually going to die. 
 
What is the best thing about the life you have chosen?
 
I’m a big fan of the ‘work hard play hard’ motto, the life I’m living enables this.

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