Angus Jackson Joins The Team

A big, warm welcome to Angus Jackson, the latest member to the Surfing Doctors. Nationality: Australian Current position: Senior resident (PGY3) working ED in Broome, Western Australia. I completed my internship and residency in the Illawarra / Shoalhaven and took this year to locum and explore the country. Managed to score an ED position in […]

Kirryn Williams Joins The Surfing Doctors

Australian Sleep Physician Kirryn Williams Joins The Fold. Kirryn surfs, she kiteboards, and she liked to travels.  What is your nationality?  Australian. What is your level of education? MBBS, FRACP – General and Acute Care Medicine Physician, Respiratory and (soon to be) Sleep Physician.  What is your current position? Sleep Fellow, Royal Brisbane and Women’s […]

Surfing Doctors Newsletter May 2020 – Subs and Wave Pools

Newsletter  May 2020   Surfing Doctors Newsletter May 2020 Hi all As you all know, the annual Surfing Doctors G-Land conference was cancelled this year as a result of C-19. We are now looking at possibly having a weekend conference at the Urbnsurf Wave Pool in Melbourne towards the back end of the year, if […]

A Warm Welcome To Luke Northey

Sydney surfer Luke Northey joins the Surfing Doctors team.       Nationality:  Australian.   Level of education: Medical School in Sydney, Australia.   Current position: Eye Registrar in Sydney, Australia.   Favourite wave: Probably Macaronis, although still searching. Anywhere uncrowded with friends.   Favourite surfer: Dad. He has an ability to find a barrel […]

G-land Joyos Staff COVID Fund

Surfing Doctors Newsletter April 2020     Hi all As you all know, the Surfing Doctors Conference in G-Land was cancelled this year due to COVID-19, and the WSL’s Quiksilver Pro G-Land was withdrawn after that. The staff at Joyos Surf Camp, where we stay during our conference, are having it hard at the moment, […]

Dr Mark Wilson Hits The Pool Before Shutdown

We caught up with Dr Mark Wilson, Tasmanian-born Gastroenterologist, who hit the URBNSURF, before the world changed.  Where are you currently based? Hobart, Tasmania. What wave pool is this and where? This is the URBNSURF pool, which is an hour flight away at Melbourne airport.     What were your initial thoughts when arriving at […]

Meanwhile, Over In South Africa.

The Lockdown in South Africa has kicked in, and no one is out and about on the streets. Everyone has bunkered down, and everyone is trying their best to do the right thing. The South African Government, it seems, is running off the Chinese template, and forcing isolation on all of the population in a […]

Surfing Doctors 2020 Conference In G-Land Postponed.

Surfing Doctors Newsletter 18 March 2020   Surfing Doctors 2020 Conference In G-Land Postponed.   The Annual Surfing Doctors Conference 2020 has been cancelled. Due to take place In Grajagan from 22nd to 29th  May, it has been decided to cancel the event as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the resultant restrictive travel […]

What’s Going On Right Now?

Hi everyone   Here’s a quick update, to let you all know what’s happening with the Surfing Doctors, leaning into 2020. 1/ Macaroni’s is in need of some urgent help for a doc later this month, this is their facebook post. Click on the Pagai link below to contact Dr Eghardt Brand if you are […]

Darren Clark Is Our Latest Surfing Doctors Member

Darren Clark joins the Surfing Doctors   Nationality: Australian.   Education: Bachelor of Nursing Emergency, Critical Care and Anaesthetic certificates.   Current Position: Nursing Director Logan Hospital Medical Services.   Local Break: North End Gold Coast – South Straddie    Surf travel experience: Most breaks in Australia, excluding South and West Oz, Indonesia, South Pacific […]

A Warm Welcome To Andy McHale From Ireland

Andy McHale from Ireland joins the Surfing Doctors. With 20 years of surfing under the belt and some serious traveling behind him, Andy comes with a fine surf pedigree. Age: 28    Occupation: Junior Doctor. Currently placed in the west coast of Ireland, in the South West Acute Hospital. Rotations:  1)General medicine  2) General medicine  […]

Amy Lee Joins Surfing Doctors

A warm welcome to Amy Lee, a surfer and Emergency Registrar from Australia.     Nationality: Australian.   Current Position: Emergency Registrar.   Local Surf breaks: Mermaid Beach, Burleigh, Coolangatta.   Favourite surf destination and why:  Nicaragua. Perfect empty offshore waves all day every day and an amazing chilled out vibe.   Surf Travel: Nicaragua, […]

Thomas Morris, A 4th year Medical Student, Joins Up!

We welcome 4th year Medical Student Thomas Morris to the team. Nationality: English. Current Position: 4th year medical student. Local Surf breaks: Bantham and all the little gems surrounding it in South Devon. Favourite surf destination and why: New Zealand with its empty beach breaks and firing points. Surf Travel: England /  Wales / France […]

Surfing Doctors Newsletter October 2019

Hi all and welcome to our latest newsletter. Let’s jump straight in. Phil Chapman went on a mission recently, visiting Gnarloo, and scored pumping waves. He left some medical equipment behind at the Tombstone Toilet Block, including a spinal board and a neck brace, and Jon Cohen donated a combat tourniquet. Jon has also posted […]

Medical Student Corine Bello Joins Surfing Doctors

Nationality: Swiss -Italian   Current Position: Medical student Local surf spot: Aare River Bern   Favourite wave: Ala Moana (Waikiki), Ounta Blanca (Fuerteventura) Favourite surf destination: Hawaii Travel experience: Hawaii, Australia, Florida, California, Cuba, Italy, Canaries, Spain, France Best surf trip ever: Fuerteventura Worst surf trip ever: Surf trips cannot be bad… 😉 Best advice […]

Introducing Dr Hazel Hathway

Dr Hazel Hathway is our latest recruit. She grew up in Dorset, UK, before traveling to Guyana to spend a year teaching maths and science. After this she  headed to Cardiff, Wales to study medicine.   Hazel studied for a degree in Global Health at Bristol university before moving down to Cornwall to complete her […]

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 […]