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 […]

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 […]