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 […]

Introducing Sharron Wiley Davis MBBS (Syd) FRACGP GP, ED VMO, Surfer.

Dr Sharron Wiley Davis Local breaks I live on Bungan Beach in Sydney’s Northern Beaches. I work in General Practice at Avalon Beach. So I surf around this area, Avalon, Bungan, Mona Vale, Warriewood and Narrabeen. Favourite Surf Destination Anything tropical, I love Indonesia, Fiji, Tahiti, French Polynesia. I’m heading to Papua in a couple […]

Introducing Registered Nurse/ Midwife Rachel Dawe

  Where from: Originally Wedge Island, now located in the southwest in Dunsborough Years: 24 years of age Studies: Bachelor of Nursing, Diploma of Midwifery Place of work: Geraldton Regional Hospital Exmouth Health Service. Currently working between: Busselton Emergency Department Bunbury Maternity Occupation: Registered Nurse/ Midwife Years surfing: 10 years Favourite waves: Burgerworld; Mentawai’s, and […]

Dr John Watson

Introducing Dr John Watson I grew up in Cronulla , south of Sydney. I graduated from the University of New South Wales
 in 1985 and spent my  time as a Resident Medical Officer working in the Illawarra region. Following RMO years I was fortunate to do 6 month training posts  in Sports Medicine, Community Paediatrics, Adolescent […]

Introducing Mel Howard

We introduce you to our latest Surfing Doctors member – Remote Area Nurse Mel Howard   Profile:  Work Experience – RAN Coral Bay and Bremer Bay  – ED Perth, Margaret River, Tassie – Offshore Medic on various pipe lay barges    Travel  – Surf — Most of Indo, Peru, Mexico, Maldives, Malaysia – General — […]