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2015 Conference and Raffle Update

Just a brief update: Raffle , this week – draw at factory . Hope to have Dutts and Nathan Rose in the picture . Conference is ON for 1st week of Sept. Got a few mystery guest speakers as well ! Who’s coming ?? Finally the Conference talks / workshops- Airway stuff Lines Tourniquets Damage […]

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Mark Wilson Braving the Icy Waters of Tassie!

Surfer: Mark Wilson (Gastroenterologist) Photographer: Andrew Chisholm andychiz.com

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Dr Jonathan Dow

Nationality:  NZed Current Position: ED at Royal Darwin Hospital, but about to head bush to work as a remote GP reg. Local break: Occasionally tempted by the little right hander that breaks into Rapid Creek, not yet good enough to battle the Box and Irikanji, with bitey locals hanging up the creek. Favourite Surf Destination: […]

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Chris’s G-Land Elective Report

My elective at G-Land started in the early season when the trade winds had not fully kicked in. This meant the camp wasn’t heaving but there was still some solid swell around and so we scored plenty of fun sessions out front to ourselves – especially the morning and evening glass offs.  The resident doctor […]

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Lyndsay Dunn

Nationality: Australian Current Position: Advanced Care Paramedic with Queensland Ambulance Service Education & work experience: Bachelor of Paramedic Science + completing Masters in Critical Care Paramedics. Prior to working for QAS, I was based on Lizard Island as an underwater videographer and on-call medic. Local break: Living in Cairns means our local break is in […]

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Dr Thomas Campbell

NATIONALITY:   Australian CURRENT POSITION: RMO Princess Alexandra Hospital Brisbane. EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE: DPhil Neuroscience University of Oxford MSc Neuroscience Oxford MBBS UQ BSc Hons UQ physiology and pharmacology Fellow St Cross College Oxford Post doctoral researcher Oxford Resident Medical Officer Princess Alexandra hospital FAVOURITE SURF DESTINATION: I surf the Gold Coast most often but […]

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David Gunn, Another Great Stay At Maca’s

Location: Macaroni’s Surf Camp, Mentawi Islands Another great stay at Maca’s!  This was my first time to the Mentawais in March and I wasn’t sure what to expect.  What I found was smaller but still consistent fun surf.  It’s really a great time of year for family surf trips if you have younger kids.  My […]

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Surfing Doctors Raffle 2015

FUNDS TO BE DONATED TO: 1. SILABU SANITATION and EDUCATION PROJECT: MENTAWI ISLANDS (more information) 2. THE NAMUGA HOSPITAL PROJECT in the SOLOMON ISLANDS (Providing health care to over 30 000 islanders – more information) 3. THE G-LAND SURF CAMP INFIRMARY (Every year stock runs low, and we need some funds to replenish our supplies […]

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Surfing Doctors Newsletter 2015

Hi guys, Getting the ball rolling this year, with some reminders, and other news. The Annual Surfing Doctors Conference is ON again this year – dates to be finalised, but looking similar to last year, as it seems the swell, moon and tides were favourable!! As in previous years this Conference will be accredited for […]

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ER Specialist Scott Stirling charging at Gland

Getting in some practice for his next stint as a Surf Doc at Tavarua.

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Dr Jason from SA, in action at Maca’s Camp

I took a trip out to Macaronis in the Mentawai islands early November and got really lucky with some decent swell so late in the season and minimal crowds. The wave delivered frequent 4-5 foot sets that threw perfect barrels and fun walls all the way down the reef. I’m sure I don’t have to […]

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Tom’s Gland Elective Report

Tom here signing on for an overdue elective report, currently basking in the stoke of what was an amazing 6 week trip. Outside the window it’s pissing it down and 11 degrees (but a big Atlantic swell forecast this weekend so its not all bad).

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Indonesia surf ‘elective’ adventure gopro – by Angus Murray

Short video of my Indonesia/medical elective trip May-Aug 2014. Filmed in Bali, Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Ceningan, G-Land (g-landsurfcamp.com/ –> best camp on the point) and the Mentawai islands. I stayed at a surfcamp called Matungou in the northern Mentawai islands (matungou.com) – highly recommend going there! All filmed with my gopro3+ black and a few sequence shots from DSLRs.

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Solomon Island / Namuga Project

Dr Dave Hateley with the Solomon Island / Namuga Project crew. Surf Docs gave them R1,000 to assist them with equipment purchases for their medical centre.

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Andrew Hills from Newcastle, Oz surfing the Conference swell at G-Land

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G-land infirmary in action – Dr Tom (final year med student) is doing his bit in the Jungle!

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End of season G Land vacancies

Calling all surfing doctors! We are just writing to you to let you know that we have got some last minute end of season vacancies in the G Land roster. The whole of October is available as well as early November depending on how late the camp stays open this season. For those of you […]

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Video: Dr Mike Frood

Mike, an RMO and PGY3 talks about the fantastic medical experiences he has enjoyed Bunbury hospital and his journey on the Rural Practice Pathway.

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Winners of the Surfing Doctors Raffle at Foamlust

The annual Surfing Doctors fundraising raffle kicked off in April at the Margaret River Drug Aware Pro. Tickets were sold at the FOAMLUST expo (www.foamlust.com) at the Margaret River Cultural centre, a satellite shapers and surf lifestyle event associated with the competition where Phil did an excellent talk to a crowd of 100 about remote […]

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Self treatment and jungle rashes

Greetings from the jungle It has been so good being back, I have now had 7 days of the best ground hog day in the world: eat, surf, eat, surf, eat, repeat! The waves have been consistently good, a couple of bigger days, but nothing massive and the crowd factor low and friendly. In essence […]

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