Dr Chris Hewitt and the Namotu Medivac

Dr Chris Hewitt was involved in medivac situation In Namotu. We caught up with him to see what went down and what actually happened.   The Medivac I did was for a member of staff who got anaphylaxis from a jellyfish sting when she was swimming one morning. The jellyfish was small and transparent so […]

Hi and welcome to the Surfing Doctors newsletter, June 2019

The 11th annual Surfing Doctors conference at G-land was a massive success, and worth 28 hours of CPD points. The crew in the jungle enjoyed a couple of firing swells and loads of work was done, with everyone getting stuck in with the lessons as well as with pulling in to some sick barrels. There was some […]

A Big Welcome to Chris Gracey

A warm welcome to our latest member, Chris Gracey Nationality and age? Kiwi, 30yo Current position? MBChB 4th year @ University of Auckland, NZ Local surf spot? The local west coast beachies; Muriwai, Te Henga, Mud Bay – will always go for less crowds over wave quality because I’d rather put up with a lot […]

2019 Surfing Doctors Conference at G-Land. Post Event Wrap

It was another successful Annual Conference, with some new faces and some of the original crew in attendance. The waves fired, everyone scored, and when it got big most of the crew were out there giving it a good crack. Thanks to all who attended, and looking forward to the next conference at G-Land in […]

All Set For 11th Annual Surfing Doctors Conference at G-Land

It’s all systems go for the 11th Annual Surfing Doctors Conference at G-Land! Running from May 3-8, there will be a solid number of doctors and medical professionals there for the conference as well as to maybe hook into some surf. The early season run at G-land has been incredible already this year, and it […]

A Big Welcome To Dr Elizabeth Willsey

Introducing Dr Elizabeth Willsey, surfer, and shaper NATIONALITY: Canadian CURRENT POSITION: Resident Doctor in Family Medicine in British Columbia, Canada. FAVOURITE SURF DESTINATION: North Shore of Oahu, Hawai’i & Byron Bay, Australia. BIO: I was born in a small town in Canada and I’m a member of Rama First Nation. When I was younger, it […]

Dr Chapman Charging At G-Land

This is Surfing Doctors Founder Dr Phil Chapman charging at G-Land. This is why we have the annual Surfing Doctors Conference at G-Land. This year it’ll be from May 3rd- 8th. Reach out if you want to attend.   ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

Surfing Doctors Newsletter February

Surfing Doctors Newsletter 01 February 2019 Hi all members old and new This is the first of what will become a regular newsletter, and its purpose is to let all members know what we’re getting up to, what some of the members are getting up to, as well as camp rosters and surf missions. This […]

Final Year Med Student Nick Cooper

We would like to welcome final year Medical Student Nick Cooper to the Surfing Doctors fold. Nick is a goofy-footer from Newcastle. Current position: Final Year Medical Student at University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia. Local surf spot: Dixon Park, Newcastle. Favourite surf destination New Ireland/New Hanover PNG. Travel experience: North America, Central America, Europe, Indo, […]

Paramedic Brett Webster Enters Stage Left

Firefighter and paramedic William Bret Webster has joined the Surfing Doctors, and this is his welcome into the gang, and virtual hug.  Brett is 47 years old and he lives in Melbourne Beach, Florida.     He has worked for Brevard County Fire Rescue for 19 years as a firefighter/paramedic.  BCFR is the 5th largest […]

Welcome To Dr Octavio Sehbe

A little bit about Octavio I finished university back in 2015, and did one year extra course on Emergency. During uni I did a lot of working experience on the front door of Emergency at public hospitals, what helped me a lot preparing for real work. Then from from 2016 till beginning 2018 I was […]

Indo Fever with Rachael Dawe

Surfing Doctors member Rachael Dawe headed out to the Mentawais for a surf/work stint, and scored the trip of a lifetime. We chatted to her once she had calmed down after her return to reality.     Was it your first time out to the Mentawais? If so, what did you think of the place? […]

Meet Third Year Med Student Tom Pyke

Name: Tom Pyke Nationality: Australian Home Town: Brisbane Studies: 3rd year med student at Flinders University Surf Travel Experience: Australia (East Coast, South Coast, Arnhem land), Indo, Portugal, Columbia, Brazil Favorite Surf Spot: Yorke Peninsula Local Break: Currently ‘Squealers’ at Yirrkalla, NT. Favorite Board: Enjoying the 9”4 Mctavish squaretail at the moment Favorite Surfer: On […]

Meet Zack Cohen

Name: Zack Cohen Nationality:  USA    Studies and training: B.S. in Molecular Environmental Biology from UC Berkeley   Current position: Private Tutor    Previous benevolent work: Swim coaching and volunteer tutoring   Favourite surf destination: HT’s. How can that place not be anyone’s favorites?   Surf travel experience: Indo, Central America, Mexico, New Zealand Favourite […]

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 […]