Dr Irina Jovanovic

NATIONALITY: Dutch / Serbian CURRENT POSITION: Locum RMO in the Netherlands until I find a job abroad FAVOURITE SURF DESTINATION: Ecuador – many hidden gems & consistent yet uncrowded breaks PREVIOUS BENEVOLENT WORK: Hope to get involved soon! TRAVEL EXPERIENCE: South Africa / Australia / Morocco / Central America (Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama) / […]

Shark’s and Public Safety in California- By Dr Ben Eovaldi

Benjamin Eovaldi DO, Pell Thompson, and Robert Eovaldi Californiametalphoto.com Comment on recent study by Francesco Ferretti et al. Reconciling predator conservation with public safety. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 2015 13:8, 412-417  The Ferretti paper reported that in California an individual’s risk of being attacked by a shark decreased by >91% from 1950 to 2013; reporting that […]

Dr Javier Baez

Nationality: USA/Puerto Rico Current Position: ED attending physician  Favorite surf Destination: Puerto Rico, Mentawai Travel Experience: Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Indonesia Education & Work Experience: Emergency Medicine training in University of Puerto Rico 2010-2013, KRMC Trauma Center attending physician 2013-2014, MHM ED attending physician 2014-current.

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 […]

Repost: Surf Syncope

Another Great Post from Ben and Robert Eovaldi Surf Syncope Benjamin Eovaldi DO and Robert Eovaldi www.californiametalphoto.com Your chances of losing consciousness during a surf hold down can be reduced by maintaining good physical fitness and cardiovascular endurance. The moments leading up to a hold down rarely offer sufficient time to gather your thoughts. Quite […]

Repost: Shark Fears May Harm the Ocean

This is a repost from Ben Eovaldi, enjoy. Shark Fears May Harm the Ocean Robert Eovaldi, Benjamin Eovaldi DO, Pell Thompson californiametalphoto.com The increased number of shark attacks on the East Coast of the United States is concerning for surfers in California. Fear of sharks may stop some people from paddling out into the ocean […]

2015: Raffle Draw Results!

Exciting results from this year’s Raffle 1st Prize: free stay at Maccas Surf Camp for a week. Tim Campbell was the grand prize winner! 2nd Prize: free stay (std package) at Ray’s G-land Surf Camp. Jim Jo Frood, related to Mike Frood himself 3rd Prize: new, custom shaped Nathan Rose surfboard. Cass Traianos Congrats guys

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 […]

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: […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dr Anthony Buddle

  NATIONALITY: New Zealander/Kiwi CURRENT POSITION: Emergency medicine Registrar Waitakere hospital Auckland     FAVOURITE SURF DESTINATION: Indo & South pacific, PREVIOUS BENEVOLENT WORK: None yet – Hoping to start on this! Did my Elective as a medical student in Samoa TRAVEL EXPERIENCE: Travelled throughout the south pacific multiple times– Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Raro. Indo […]

Dr Peter Corrigan Acker

  Nationality: American (USA)   Current Position:   Clinical Instructor of Surgery/Emergency Medicine    Stanford University School of Medicine, California USA   Favorite Surf Destination: New Zealand Travel Experience: Throughout the US, Canada, Western Europe, Central America, South + SE Asia, Polynesia and Oceania, and a little dabbling in South America Education and Work Experience:  I […]

Chris Hewitt

  Nationality:   British   Current Position:    Final year medical student, University of Bristol   Local Breaks:    I live on the South Devon coast which has its days but mostly North Devon (Croyde, Woolacombe) and Cornish breaks (Bude, Widemouth). South Wales is easy to explore from Bristol as well. Favourite Surf Destination:  Morocco […]

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 […]

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 […]

Surfing Doctors Newsletter 2015

Hi guys, Getting the ball rolling this year, with some reminders, and other news. The Annual Surfing Doctors Conference is ON again this year – dates to be finalised, but looking similar to last year, as it seems the swell, moon and tides were favourable!! As in previous years this Conference will be accredited for […]