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 — […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
This article on Surfing Doctors was published in Men’s Health South Africa December issue.
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
Dr Callum Swift wrote an article for magicseaweed Some helpful tips when it all goes south https://magicseaweed.com/news/first-aid-for-surfers-3-life-threatening-scenarios-and-how-to-help/10403/ From Magic Seaweed Callum is a junior doctor with a passion for emergency medicine, global health, wilderness medicine, photography and most importantly, surfing and surf exploration. He is a member of the Surfing Doctor’s organisation, who provide free […]
Angus spent 3 weeks as the Doc @ Kandui Villas. He scored one of best swells of the season but got nailed on his first couple of days. Earned himself 2 and a half weeks on the sidelines and some staples in his skull. Got to watch pro Nic Von Rupp filming for his latest […]
2017 Surfing Doctors Conference Pictures from the new Surf Doc Clinic at Joyo’s surf camp and some of the injuries dealt to on the trip.
9th Annual Surfing Doctors Conference 23rd September – 30th September 2017 Plenkung Reserve SE Java, Indonesia. Day 1, 23rd September 2017 Candidates fly to Bali from overseas destination, prepare for early morning speed-boat departure the following day. Day 2, 24th September -Speedboat departs 0500am, to arrive at Plenkung Reserve at 11:30am -13:00 – 17:00 […]
The Surf Docs are stoked to be back at Joyo’s surf camp , G-land , supporting the excellent team , staff , and guests ! Our roster of Surf Docs will kick off in April 2017 .