A Warm Welcome To Final Year Med Student and Surfer Ethan Brooker

Tell us a little bit about yourself.
My name’s Ethan Brooker and I’m a goofy-footer from Kingscliff, NSW.
 
What is your current position?
I’m a Final Year Med Student at the University of Newcastle.
 
Local surf spot?
Bar Beach, Newcastle
 
Favourite surf spot destination?
Pumping Jetty (TOS), QLD.
 
Travel experience?
South East Asia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, France, Sweden, Africa, Jordan.
 
Best Surf trip ever?
Trip with mates to Iluka Wall when we were back in school
 
Worst surf trip ever?
First time to Indo I went with a mate to a resort on Sumbawa, ended up getting our money stolen from our room. Lessons learnt but still had a great time.
 
Best principle you were ever given in regards to surfing?
Just relax and enjoy it, you can waste so much time getting fired up about not making waves, drop ins or whatever.
 
Education and work experience?
Studied science for a year before moving to Newcastle for med school. Spent 8 weeks on placement in a HIV/Infectious disease unit in Bordeaux, France.
 
Favourite surfer in the world and why?
Rob Machado because he’s goofy and super smooth.
 
Current go-to surfboard?
AK Shapes 5’10, about 27L.

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