April 22, 2010 – While surfing a beach break near Cape Town I hit the bottom and fractured my L1 vertebra. This footage shows the wave that did it and how I made it to the beach.
As surfers we travel to all regions of the world. Often times this takes us to developing nations and tropical regions where many vaccine preventable diseases can occur. The exact requirements for vaccination vary depending on the region.
Phillip Chapman, 43, and the pitfalls and pleasures of surf travel.
By Will Bendix, Zigzag.
By Dr. Aimee Perreira, MD University of Hawaii, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery; Dr. David Rovinsky, MD, FACS, FAAOS Bone and Joint Center; Kauai Medical Clinic Gregory F. Kolber, MBA
A fully comprehensive list compiled by Dr Phil Chapman. Don’t leave for G-Land without it!
Get a decent travel insurance policy covering the full duration of your trip, and make sure it SPECIFICALLY includes surfing. Find out if you need any additional immunisations – your GP or travel clinic can help you with this.
Howzit guys We have had over a week of pumping waves and decent trade winds and on top of all of this Speed Reef kicked into gear on a few occasions. Much to the joy of the “Drift”Movie crew who managed to get footage of Ross Clarke-Jones, Shaun Green and Ben Mortley getting slotted down the end […]
Hi guys , Thought I’d run a quick update , as we yet again wait for the fog to get blown away by the trade wind .This has been the pattern for the last three days . Yesterday evening we had fun 6-8ft MoneyTrees . Glassy , long walls running for 50 to 100m , […]
Howzit guys , Finally got a sniff at the legendary Speed Reef yesterday . We had a South Swell and a 1.3m high tide …this is usually not enough water , and we would have liked another foot of water on the reef , but there were still a few fun waves cracking through the […]
Howzit guys Well, as predicted the swell arrived on cue, but unfortunately we didnt have the classic triad of perfect swell, tide & wind. We awoke to a glassy, foggy morning – that according to Dr Larry felt more like a morning in San Francisco than anywhere else.. Waves were in the 6 – 8 […]
Howzit folks, from the south eastern tip of Java. Awoke to a foggy morning, which is now clearing into a beautiful sunny day. So far the swell has not shown itself, but there were some fun waves yesterday for all punters. Yesterday we enjoyed fun waves in the 4 – 5 foot region, with the odd […]
Greetings from the Jungle. This is a brief feedback following the 2nd successful Surfing Doctors Conference – which was help from 5 – 10 September. A big thanks to all the delegates who attended – we hope you enjoyed it and found in enlightening. A special thanks to all the doc’s who presented talks. Thanks […]
We’ve just had the 2011 conference in G-land accredited by ACEM- there’s still places available so get your study leave in. For more information, please email me on email@example.com Cheers, Preeti
Another mission to the Jungle. Straight from nightshift, to an overnight flight from London, I met up with theBOMBsurf Swindler in Kuta (his blog is here: http://www.thebombsurf.com/blog/19) who’s been scoring great waves in Indo for the last few weeks and is on the most awesome round the world surf trip… he got hooked up with […]
We’ve just decided on a new venue for the Surfing Doctors 2012 Conference. It’s going to be held in Coffee Bay, South Africa, dates to be announced soon, but please send your expressions of interest to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cheers, Preeti