As an Englishman I will start with the weather. Clear skys and good swell follow a stormy 10 days on unsettled weather… however the trade winds have yet to truly to kick in. There has been windows of perfection with some deep deep barrels claimed by skilled navigators. I heard whispers of best barrel in […]
Being an ‘action sport’, surf-related injuries are something we’ll all encounter somewhere along the line – some more often than others, and one of the most common areas to be effected by a bad wipeout or heavy landing are our knees. Boland ripper and Biokineticist Phil Nel has seen his fair share of surf-related knee […]
Hey crew, Just checking in from the jungle where all is glorious as always. Thanks to Dom who covered the early season and had a couple of busy stints over early swells repairing a few faces and bodies that got a bit too affectionate with the reef. This past week and a half has been […]
Surfing as we all know is richly rewarding, but we also know it can be a demanding activity – Demanding on your petrol budget, demanding on your patience while waiting out a flat spell, and of course demanding on your body. Some surfers pay a heavy price with surf-related injuries, especially those who are always […]
This kit is designed to help keep travelers away from hospitals and continuing on their holiday. It’s suitable for people with various levels of first aid experience, from doctors through to a completely inexperienced traveler. It also be useful as a medical kit for your home, car or boat.
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The 3rd Annual Surfing Doctors Conference was held from the 17th-21st of September 2012. The setting was Grajagan Bay, East Java, Indonesia – affectionately known in the surf community as G-Land. A place ingrained in surfing’s history, a small settlement in dense jungle with a world-class wave out front. There is also a newly built infirmary to the pride of the visiting Doctors and the local community. I attended the conference along with a great bunch of likeminded medical folk with a full range of experience and qualifications from all around the globe.
LOCATION: Bali – Padma Resort Bali at Legian (2.5hrs / 5 day) – Monday, 1st July 2013 – 04:00PM Our ‘Acute Medical and Surgical CT Interpretation’ course is the perfect introduction to computed tomography in the acute clinical setting. Designed in a systematic learning format, the course covers acquisition, normal variations, patterns of disease & […]
It was clear that’s the way it was going to be ever since stepping off the plane in Honiara, with no staff at customs and only one person manning the ‘nationals’ desk. Although our connecting flight out to the island of San Cristobal, located in the Makira Ulawa province, was due to leave, it was […]
QUESTION: I just found out that I have an inguinal hernia and am trying to find good information on whether or not I should be surfing / swimming / cycling. I’ve currently stopped all these activities, and the pain is currently minimal. No precise details about the hernia itself as I’ve not yet met with […]
Currently on an intermission between first year and second year at Deakin University in Waurn Ponds Australia. The intermission leaves me travelling all over Europe looking for the best waves I can and preparing myself for the next decade of medical training.
Hi guys , For those of you who made it to the G-land Conference just a big thanks for making the effort . It was yet another epic mission , and there was a decent free-flow of ideas and information during the very well presented talks .The surf also complied , and the waves pumped […]
Reporting in from G-land . The 3rd annual Surfing Doctors Conference has drawn to a close and everyone went away feeling positive and relaxed. The conference went off well and a big thank you to Raymond and all the crew at G-land surf camp for putting on an epic show !!! You guys were great. […]
Well we are nearing the end of the 3rd annural Surfing Doctors conference and so far so good. It has been an interesting week, filled with informative talks and scenarios, a few parties and plenty of waves. There has been a great turn out – with about 20 docs in total and the vibe at […]
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Hi all…. Good news….we can confirm that the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetist have given up approval for CPD points as follows: ANZCA CPD Participants may claim the following CPD credits for their attendance at the 3rd Annual Surfing Doctors Conference 2012; Category 1 Level 1, Lectures and conference. One CPD credit per […]
Hi all- conference transport- there are fast boats going on the 16th Sept at the moment, and if there’s enough in the way of numbers we would like to charter one on the 17th as well- can you please, please, please lock in your transport requests with the camp asap. There’s an overland option as […]
The guys went in with a small boat – not the usual boat that Polly drives. ( Polly usually has a med kit ) Swell was solid, 15ft – up to 20ft sets. The guys were towing, and local surfer Dustin Hollick was on the ski. Zadda got towed into this beast, and lost it on the step at the bottom.
I am a 38 y/o family physician who has been surfing since I was 5. I recently flew down to Nicaragua to chase a swell (got some really fun waves). While I was in the country I serendipitously was called into action. A young 17 y/o got smacked in his eye with his board-thankfully the injury did not effect his cornea or other important structures. He did however cut his lower lid and was scared he lost his eye.
Conference Update! Guys- we really need to to get your accommodation and transport to the G-land from Bali organised ASAP. There are limited AC rooms/ Fan Bungalows at the camp, and otherwise accommodation is in Backpacker style accommodation – so please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible to get your choices locked […]