Inguinal hernia

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 […]

Ben Harding

Current Position: Final year med student at Bart’s and the London school of medicine and dentistry Emergency dentist and locum maxillofacial sho

Thomas Majer

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.

Post-Conference Update

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 […]

Conference and Carnage

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. […]

Surfing Doctors Conference

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 […]

Dr David Lunianski

Current Position:
Anticipated Locum Tenens-both domestically and abroad hopefully. I last worked the 8-5 clinic thing at Barrington Family Medicine.

ANZCA gives approval to surfdocs conference for CPD points….

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 […]

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.

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.

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…

Dr Jacinta Gallagher

Nurse – Medical Team – APLNG Site, Curtis Island, Gladstone, QLD. Flight Nurse (ICU Paramedic Equivalent) Air Ambulance NSW, Sydney, NSW.

Conference Accommodation and Transport….

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 as soon as possible to get your choices locked […]

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.

Roster Requests for August please

Hi all, if anyone is available to do a stint at G-land this August, please let me know asap! Cheers all. Also start of September, and end of September after the the 25th still needs filling- drop me an email asap… Cheers, Preeti

Pumping waves claim victim in the jungle!!

Back to the jungle. What a feeling. Arriving Monday, with a new swell on the cards. Since then it’s been 3 days of cooking Money Trees, with the odd launching pad & speedies sets on the high. A solid swell arrived this morning, with the first dosage of carnage! Broken boards, leggies, & plenty of […]