Articles By: Surfingdoctors

Dr Anthony Buddle

  NATIONALITY: New Zealander/Kiwi CURRENT POSITION: Emergency medicine Registrar Waitakere hospital Auckland     FAVOURITE SURF DESTINATION: Indo & South pacific, PREVIOUS BENEVOLENT WORK: None yet – Hoping to start on this! Did my Elective as a medical student in Samoa TRAVEL EXPERIENCE: Travelled throughout the south pacific multiple times– Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Raro. Indo […]

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Dr Peter Corrigan Acker

  Nationality: American (USA)   Current Position:   Clinical Instructor of Surgery/Emergency Medicine    Stanford University School of Medicine, California USA   Favorite Surf Destination: New Zealand Travel Experience: Throughout the US, Canada, Western Europe, Central America, South + SE Asia, Polynesia and Oceania, and a little dabbling in South America Education and Work Experience:  I […]

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Chris Hewitt

  Nationality:   British   Current Position:    Final year medical student, University of Bristol   Local Breaks:    I live on the South Devon coast which has its days but mostly North Devon (Croyde, Woolacombe) and Cornish breaks (Bude, Widemouth). South Wales is easy to explore from Bristol as well. Favourite Surf Destination:  Morocco […]

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David Gunn, Another Great Stay At Maca’s

Location: Macaroni’s Surf Camp, Mentawi Islands Another great stay at Maca’s!  This was my first time to the Mentawais in March and I wasn’t sure what to expect.  What I found was smaller but still consistent fun surf.  It’s really a great time of year for family surf trips if you have younger kids.  My […]

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Surfing Doctors Raffle 2015

FUNDS TO BE DONATED TO: 1. SILABU SANITATION and EDUCATION PROJECT: MENTAWI ISLANDS (more information) 2. THE NAMUGA HOSPITAL PROJECT in the SOLOMON ISLANDS (Providing health care to over 30 000 islanders – more information) 3. THE G-LAND SURF CAMP INFIRMARY (Every year stock runs low, and we need some funds to replenish our supplies […]

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Surfing Doctors Newsletter 2015

Hi guys, Getting the ball rolling this year, with some reminders, and other news. The Annual Surfing Doctors Conference is ON again this year – dates to be finalised, but looking similar to last year, as it seems the swell, moon and tides were favourable!! As in previous years this Conference will be accredited for […]

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Dr Callum Swift

FAVOURITE SURF DESTINATION: Ireland, G land, Hossegor PREVIOUS BENEVOLENT WORK: 1 Month working in JFK hospital, Monrovia, Liberia 2 Months working in Magbenteh community hospital, Sierra Leone TRAVEL EXPERIENCE: South Africa / Mozambique / Liberia / Sierra Leone / Morocco / Mexico / Costa Rica / Nicaragua / USA / Canada / Indo / Europe […]

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Dr Matt Montee

NATIONALITY: Californian

CURRENT POSITION:
Orthopedic Surgery/Stem Cell Therapy

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ER Specialist Scott Stirling charging at Gland

Getting in some practice for his next stint as a Surf Doc at Tavarua.

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Dr Kamal Ali

NATIONALITY: Australian

CURRENT POSITION:
Emergency SMO: Busselton WA, Wyong NSW

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Dr Jason from SA, in action at Maca’s Camp

I took a trip out to Macaronis in the Mentawai islands early November and got really lucky with some decent swell so late in the season and minimal crowds. The wave delivered frequent 4-5 foot sets that threw perfect barrels and fun walls all the way down the reef. I’m sure I don’t have to […]

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Dr Jason Van Heerden

Nationality: South African

Current position: Chief medical officer at a remote site clinic, Ghana

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Tom’s Gland Elective Report

Tom here signing on for an overdue elective report, currently basking in the stoke of what was an amazing 6 week trip. Outside the window it’s pissing it down and 11 degrees (but a big Atlantic swell forecast this weekend so its not all bad).

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Indonesia surf ‘elective’ adventure gopro – by Angus Murray

Short video of my Indonesia/medical elective trip May-Aug 2014. Filmed in Bali, Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Ceningan, G-Land (g-landsurfcamp.com/ –> best camp on the point) and the Mentawai islands. I stayed at a surfcamp called Matungou in the northern Mentawai islands (matungou.com) – highly recommend going there! All filmed with my gopro3+ black and a few sequence shots from DSLRs.

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Solomon Island / Namuga Project

Dr Dave Hateley with the Solomon Island / Namuga Project crew. Surf Docs gave them R1,000 to assist them with equipment purchases for their medical centre.

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Andrew Hills from Newcastle, Oz surfing the Conference swell at G-Land

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G-land infirmary in action – Dr Tom (final year med student) is doing his bit in the Jungle!

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Dr David Hateley

Nationality: Australian

Current Position: GP registrar. North Coast NSW.

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Martin Castillo Montt

NATIONALITY: Chilean

LANGUAGES: Spanish, English.

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End of season G Land vacancies

Calling all surfing doctors! We are just writing to you to let you know that we have got some last minute end of season vacancies in the G Land roster. The whole of October is available as well as early November depending on how late the camp stays open this season. For those of you […]

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