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 […]

Dr Dave Hately

Nationality:  Australian. Current Position:  Rural GP/VMO King Island Hospital, Tasmania. Previous Benevolent Work: Some unintentional work in the Mentawai’s.One particular incident, a near drowning incident which highlighted how little they have out there in terms of supplies and infrastructure to transfer sick people out. 2 months Volunteer work at Namuga and Kira Kira Hospitals in the […]

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 Registered Nurse/ Midwife Rachel Dawe

  Where from: Originally Wedge Island, now located in the southwest in Dunsborough Years: 24 years of age Studies: Bachelor of Nursing, Diploma of Midwifery Place of work: Geraldton Regional Hospital Exmouth Health Service. Currently working between: Busselton Emergency Department Bunbury Maternity Occupation: Registered Nurse/ Midwife Years surfing: 10 years Favourite waves: Burgerworld; Mentawai’s, and […]

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 Brett Dutton

Our latest Surfing Doctors member profile is Dr Brett Dutton. From Australia, Dr Dutton is currently an Emergency Medicine Trainee at Port Macquarie Base Hospital in New South Wales. Local Breaks: Lighthouse Beach, Crescent Head. Favorite Surf Destination: Gnaraloo, WA. Surf Travel Experience: Australia, Indonesia, Chile, Peru, Philippines, Fiji. Travel Experience: Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, […]

Dr Mark Wilson

  We’re proud to introduce Tasmanian frother Dr Mark Wilson. Dive in:   Where from: Hobart, Tasmania. Years: 39th birthday a few days ago. Studies: UTAS (University of Tasmania). Place of work: RHH (Royal Hobart Hospital) and Calvary Hospital, Lenah Valley. Occupation: Gastroenterologist. Years surfing: 27 years. Favourite wave: Wedge, near Hobart – this is […]

Medical Student Damiano Randazzo

A young Italian surfer, Damiano is currently a 4th year medical student, and has a 10-year relationship with surfing. He has plans to attend the 10th Annual Surfing Doctors Conference at G-land in June. Let’s get to know him: Where are you from? I come from Catania, Sicily, Italy. What do you do there? I […]

The 10th Annual Surfing Doctors Conference

The 10th Annual Surfing Doctors Conference will take place on the 10th- 15th June 2018, in the Plenkung Reserve, South East Java, Indonesia (G-Land). This is the initial schedule, but this could change at any stage, so be in touch if you’re serious about attending the conference. — Day 1, June 9thh Candidates fly to […]

Dr Eghardt Brand and Macaroni’s Resort – Pt2

Note: Dr Brand put a lot of effort into this piece of written work, and it’s great. So good in fact, that we have split the post into two installments. This is part 2, and part 1 is here.   Macaroni’s 2018 by Dr Eghardt Brand (Pt2)   One day I was asked if I […]

Dr Eghardt Brand and Macaroni’s Resort – Pt1

Note: Dr Brand put a lot of effort into this piece of written work, and it’s great. So good in fact, that we have split the post into two installments. This is part 1, and part 2 will follow shortly.   Macaroni’s 2018 by Dr Eghardt Brand (Pt1) I did a holiday at Macaroni’s resort […]

The New Clinic At Macaronis Resort

Dr Eghardt Brand from Surfing Doctors recently spent a two-month stint at the Macaronis Resort. These images From Dr Brand are of the new clinic being built alongside the central Macaronis Resort building.     Dr Brand – “Maccas resort is in the process of building a medical clinic. The Pagai Foundation and Surfing Doctors […]

Jason Connell’s Elective – Macaroni’s

I recently completed my elective in the Mentawai islands in Indonesia, where I spent a couple of weeks based at Macaroni’s, at the Macaroni’s Resort. I had a great trip – we scored really fun waves with an off-season crowd, and I got to practice a different style of medicine to what I was familiar […]

Dr Anthony Buddle

The New Zealand Doctor who enjoys surfing, as well as the thrill of the hunt Where are you from? I’m from Auckland – New Zealand. How old are you? Thirty-two years old. Where did you study / graduate? Auckland University. Where do you currently work? Middlemore Hospital. What is your position/title here? Fellow. How long […]

Dr Adam Ellerby

NATIONALITY: UK/Middle Eastern Expat CURRENT POSITION: Resident medical officer in Emergency Medicine in Newcastle, NSW. FAVOURITE SURF DESTINATION: Oman, Nicaragua, Canary Islands PREVIOUS BENEVOLENT WORK: Mercy Centre, Khlong Toei Slums (Bangkok): volunteered medical service to the HIV and drugs rehabilitation centre and non-medical work with the orphanage. Dubai Centre for Special Needs: volunteered part time […]

Medical Student Elective – Dr Erik Madsen

Medical Student Rotation at the Surfing Doctors clinic in G-land I’m a medical student from the US in my fourth year going into Emergency Medicine. I’m very interested in global health and stumbled across the Surfing Doctors after a random google search. I got a hold of the founder Dr. Phil Chapman and he was […]

Dr Wayne Shipton

Nationality:
 Australian Current Position: 
Anaesthetist at the Gold Coast University Hospital Local Breaks: Gold Coast – Burleigh, Snapper, Currumbin Favourite Surf Destination: Honey smacks Sumatra Indo. Best surf of my life. 4ft and offshore with 2 mates out! Surf Travel Experience: 
Bali about 6 times, Sumbawa, South Sumatra Non-Surf Travel Experience: 6 months in Canada […]