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Matt (The Fat Bastard) Dobell’s Nasty Big Toe

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 […]

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Dr. Simon at G-Land Conference

Dr Simon , hard at work during the 6th Annual Surf Docs conference @ G- Land Many thanks to Uncle Ray for keeping us fed and watered!

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

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Surf Docs Raffle stand at Bells – Dr Nick and Occy chilling!

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Surf Docs shirts for sale – $35

Contact Phil Chapman to order – click here to send an email

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Zadda’s Blue Leg Saga

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.

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I want to do what he does

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.

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Nose of board vs face

Then felt my chin and once again ended up feeling my teeth, this time not via my mouth but via the second newly created mouth just below by original one. Better get off to the hospital I thought…

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Banjo’s recovery report

Thank you so much for your efforts and to everyone involved in Banjo’s time of need, the service you guys provide out there in G-Land is absolutely invaluable, if I can get wifi in the hospital no doubt Banjo will be in contact.

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Macas’s Surf Guide’s nasty meeting with Macas reef

After driving through a large foamy barrel at Macas on April 20th I was picked up and driven headfirst into the reef. Feeling my wound underwater with my fingers and surfacing in a blood-red frothy circle, I was collected by my crew in the dinghy and deposited on the back deck of “samudra biru”, my […]

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Trauma in Paradise – By Dr Alex Turner

The pre-hospital management of an open book fracture in a remote area.

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Barrels and Bandages

A few minutes with a healer and charger, Dr Phil Chapman

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