Twan Lugten

Nationality: Dutch Current position: None yet. Favourite surf destination: uncrowded Supertubos in the morning and a long mellow pointbreak for my twin fin fish in the evening. However, my homespot in Holland works for me as well. Surf travel: All over Europe, Morocco, California, Canary Islands. Education / work experience: freshly graduated MD with an […]

7th Annual Surfing Doctors Conference 16 – 20 August

Plenkung Reserve SE Java, Indonesia   Excitement levels are rising for this years Surfing Doctors conference.  Dates have been finalised, so get onto booking your leave, flights etc and joining us in the jungle for what promises to be a great, informative few days. Below is a brief overview of the programme. Day 1, 15 […]

Dr Reeo Kim

Nationality:  USA Current Position:  Attending physician, Emergency Medicine, The Queen’s Medical Center, Honolulu, HI Favourite Surf Destination:  Hawaii Surf travel:  California, Hawaii, Mexico, Central America, South America, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Europe Education/work experience:  UCLA School of Medicine, University of Chicago Emergency Medicine Residency Program/The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, HI Any other information […]

Dr Jon Cohen

Nationality: Australian / Canadian Current Position: Emergency Registrar, Geraldton WA Favourite Surf Destination: Out the front Surf Travel: California, Baja, Oaxaca, Peru, France, Spain, Canaries, Nias, Bali, Australia Education / Work experiences: MBBS at University of Queensland, electives in Puerto Escondido and Brunei. Emergency training on the East and West coast of Australia. Picking up […]

Dr Guilherme Henrique Vieira Lima

NATIONALITY: Brazilian CURRENT POSITIONS: ORTHOPEDIC ER Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein São Paulo- SP SHOULDER & ELBOW SURGEON  Assistent at  FMABC University School of Medicine ORTHOPEDIC & TRAUMATOLOGIST Assistent at FMABC University School of Medicine TRAVEL EXPERIENCE: Mexico / US/ Hawaii/ Costa Rica / Australia FAVOURITE SURF DESTINATION: Juquehy Beach – SP EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE: 2002-2007: University : Faculdade […]

Dr Adam Branoff

NATIONALITY: American  CURRENT POSITION: Emergency Medicine specialist in a rural, coastal community hospital in Florida, USA,  Baptist Medical Center Nassau, Fernandina Beach, Fl FAVOURITE SURF DESTINATION: I have a passion for pointbreaks, from Northern Peru to El Salvador, to Sri Lanka and many places in between EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE: Undergraduate and medical school in Florida, […]

Surfing Doctors at Macaronis Resort

Before the Holidays, Surfing Doctors were @ Macaronis. Macaronis has donated a free trip to be raffled off at Margret River Comp in 2013, 2014, 2015 and Surfing Doctors donates back every year to the Pagai Foundation (foundation started by Macaronis Resort to benefit them local community in the Pagai area).  Surfing Doctors also send doctors […]

Lyndsay Dunn’s Recent Stay in G-Land

Two weeks is never long enough, but G-land produced some fantastic end of season swell. With 4-6 foot days either side of a 7-10 foot day, both the tentative and the brave were rewarded, with barrels and steep faces out the front, and 3-4 foot at 20/20 and tigers.  Nothing much to report on the […]

Dr Irina Jovanovic

NATIONALITY: Dutch / Serbian CURRENT POSITION: Locum RMO in the Netherlands until I find a job abroad FAVOURITE SURF DESTINATION: Ecuador – many hidden gems & consistent yet uncrowded breaks PREVIOUS BENEVOLENT WORK: Hope to get involved soon! TRAVEL EXPERIENCE: South Africa / Australia / Morocco / Central America (Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama) / […]

Shark’s and Public Safety in California- By Dr Ben Eovaldi

Benjamin Eovaldi DO, Pell Thompson, and Robert Eovaldi Californiametalphoto.com Comment on recent study by Francesco Ferretti et al. Reconciling predator conservation with public safety. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 2015 13:8, 412-417  The Ferretti paper reported that in California an individual’s risk of being attacked by a shark decreased by >91% from 1950 to 2013; reporting that […]

Dr Javier Baez

Nationality: USA/Puerto Rico Current Position: ED attending physician  Favorite surf Destination: Puerto Rico, Mentawai Travel Experience: Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Indonesia Education & Work Experience: Emergency Medicine training in University of Puerto Rico 2010-2013, KRMC Trauma Center attending physician 2013-2014, MHM ED attending physician 2014-current.

Matt (The Fat Bastard) Dobell’s Nasty Big Toe

Matt (The Fat Bastard) Dobell’s nasty big toe infection that nearly ended his run as Jungle Camp surf guide this September . The toe abscess infection spread rapidly to his groin lymph nodes , and made him feel unwell , putting an end to his usual copious beer consumption! The SurfDocs prescribed a mix of […]

Repost: Surf Syncope

Another Great Post from Ben and Robert Eovaldi Surf Syncope Benjamin Eovaldi DO and Robert Eovaldi www.californiametalphoto.com Your chances of losing consciousness during a surf hold down can be reduced by maintaining good physical fitness and cardiovascular endurance. The moments leading up to a hold down rarely offer sufficient time to gather your thoughts. Quite […]

Repost: Shark Fears May Harm the Ocean

This is a repost from Ben Eovaldi, enjoy. Shark Fears May Harm the Ocean Robert Eovaldi, Benjamin Eovaldi DO, Pell Thompson californiametalphoto.com The increased number of shark attacks on the East Coast of the United States is concerning for surfers in California. Fear of sharks may stop some people from paddling out into the ocean […]

2015: Raffle Draw Results!

Exciting results from this year’s Raffle 1st Prize: free stay at Maccas Surf Camp for a week. Tim Campbell was the grand prize winner! 2nd Prize: free stay (std package) at Ray’s G-land Surf Camp. Jim Jo Frood, related to Mike Frood himself 3rd Prize: new, custom shaped Nathan Rose surfboard. Cass Traianos Congrats guys

2015 Conference and Raffle Update

Just a brief update: Raffle , this week – draw at factory . Hope to have Dutts and Nathan Rose in the picture . Conference is ON for 1st week of Sept. Got a few mystery guest speakers as well ! Who’s coming ?? Finally the Conference talks / workshops- Airway stuff Lines Tourniquets Damage […]

Dr Jonathan Dow

Nationality:  NZed Current Position: ED at Royal Darwin Hospital, but about to head bush to work as a remote GP reg. Local break: Occasionally tempted by the little right hander that breaks into Rapid Creek, not yet good enough to battle the Box and Irikanji, with bitey locals hanging up the creek. Favourite Surf Destination: […]

Chris’s G-Land Elective Report

My elective at G-Land started in the early season when the trade winds had not fully kicked in. This meant the camp wasn’t heaving but there was still some solid swell around and so we scored plenty of fun sessions out front to ourselves – especially the morning and evening glass offs.  The resident doctor […]