Plenkung Reserve SE Java, Indonesia Excitement levels are rising for this years Surfing Doctors conference. Dates have been finalised, so get onto booking your leave, flights etc and joining us in the jungle for what promises to be a great, informative few days. Below is a brief overview of the programme. Day 1, 15 […]
Before the Holidays, Surfing Doctors were @ Macaronis. Macaronis has donated a free trip to be raffled off at Margret River Comp in 2013, 2014, 2015 and Surfing Doctors donates back every year to the Pagai Foundation (foundation started by Macaronis Resort to benefit them local community in the Pagai area). Surfing Doctors also send doctors […]
Two weeks is never long enough, but G-land produced some fantastic end of season swell. With 4-6 foot days either side of a 7-10 foot day, both the tentative and the brave were rewarded, with barrels and steep faces out the front, and 3-4 foot at 20/20 and tigers. Nothing much to report on the […]
Matt (The Fat Bastard) Dobell’s nasty big toe infection that nearly ended his run as Jungle Camp surf guide this September . The toe abscess infection spread rapidly to his groin lymph nodes , and made him feel unwell , putting an end to his usual copious beer consumption! The SurfDocs prescribed a mix of […]
Another Great Post from Ben and Robert Eovaldi Surf Syncope Benjamin Eovaldi DO and Robert Eovaldi www.californiametalphoto.com Your chances of losing consciousness during a surf hold down can be reduced by maintaining good physical fitness and cardiovascular endurance. The moments leading up to a hold down rarely offer sufficient time to gather your thoughts. Quite […]
This is a repost from Ben Eovaldi, enjoy. Shark Fears May Harm the Ocean Robert Eovaldi, Benjamin Eovaldi DO, Pell Thompson californiametalphoto.com The increased number of shark attacks on the East Coast of the United States is concerning for surfers in California. Fear of sharks may stop some people from paddling out into the ocean […]
Exciting results from this year’s Raffle 1st Prize: free stay at Maccas Surf Camp for a week. Tim Campbell was the grand prize winner! 2nd Prize: free stay (std package) at Ray’s G-land Surf Camp. Jim Jo Frood, related to Mike Frood himself 3rd Prize: new, custom shaped Nathan Rose surfboard. Cass Traianos Congrats guys
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 […]
Surfer: Mark Wilson (Gastroenterologist) Photographer: Andrew Chisholm andychiz.com
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: […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Getting in some practice for his next stint as a Surf Doc at Tavarua.
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 […]
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).
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.