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 […]

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 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 — […]

Dr Jon Cohen

Meet Dr Jon Cohen, a self-confessed frother. Who is Dr Jon Cohen? he’s the archetypal exuberant, kooky Canadian frothing in Australia’s sub-tropical waters. What has he been getting up to? In the surfing world, he is known best for poor wave selection and scoring the biggest wipeouts in the smallest waves. Will surf pretty much […]

Dr Liam Walsh

Welcome to Surfing Doctors member Liam Walsh Nationality: Australian. Current positions: Resident Medical Officer, Broome Health Campus, WA. Local breaks: Cables at the moment….. Favourite surf destination: Gnaraloo, WA Surf travel experience: Australia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Phillipines, Basque Coast, Peru Travel experience: Australia, USA,  Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand, many south-east asian countries, Sri Lanka, Nepal, […]

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 […]

Inguinal hernia

QUESTION: I just found out that I have an inguinal hernia and am trying to find good information on whether or not I should be surfing / swimming / cycling. I’ve currently stopped all these activities, and the pain is currently minimal. No precise details about the hernia itself as I’ve not yet met with […]