Dr Daan De Vries

    Dr Daan De Vries   Nationality: Dutch   Current position: specializing in tropical and remote medicine   Favourite surfing destinations: Indonesia, South-Africa, Morocco, Peru, Portugal,    Previous benevolent work: Starting in 2017 in the mentawais and G-land   Travel experience: Australia, new Zealand, Indonesia, Thailand, united states, morocco, anywhere in Europe, brazil, Argentina, […]

Dr Dillon Myers

Dr Dillon Myers Background I am originally from southern California and grew up surfing with my family, majored in Biology and Environmental Studies with a minor in Chemistry at UC Santa Cruz (surfed heaps – even surfed Mavericks a few times) and completed medical school in Guadalajara, Mexico where I had the opportunity to surf […]

Dr Ryan Snyder

    Dr Ryan Snyder   Nationality:  American Current Job:  Emergency Medicine Doctor at Queens Medical Center In Oahu, Hawaii Favorite Surf Destination:  My Backyard, Haleiwa Hawaii Previous Work:  Camp Doctor at Tavarua, Fiji Travel Experience:  Fiji, Bali, Australia, Mexico, Barbados, Dominican Republic, Bahamas, Spain, Ireland, Canada, France Other Info:  I love applying my medical […]

Dr Mike Frood

Dr Mike Frood SURFING DOCTORS PORTFOLIO: Public Health/Benevolent Projects NATIONALITY: Australian CURRENT POSITIONS:Locum Emergency HMO: Katherine, NT Surf Bum, Indonesia  LOCAL BREAKS:Too much of a gypsy!! PREVIOUS BENEVOLENT WORK:Doctor in G-land (several stints) Island Aid (Sumatra) following Indian Ocean Tsunami Sanglah Morgue after Bali bombings Dunsborough Coast & Landcare FAVOURITE SURF DESTINATION:Indo for sure SURF TRAVEL EXPERIENCE:Australia, End […]

Dr Coco Luna

JORGE LUNA SOLANO NATIONALITY : Peruvian / Spanish CURRENT POSITION : Head os the Unit of Hyperbaric and Underwater Medicine ( OXIEN ). Navarre. Coordinador and attending Physician of the Emergency Service at Home. Basque Country. FAVOURITE SURF DESTINATION : South America, Central America, France, Basque Country, Indo. TRAVEL EXPERIENCE : Peru, Ecuador, Argentina, Panama, […]

Dr Brandoff’s New Shirt

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Matt Quinn

Nationality: Canadian Current position: GP locums in rural Nova Scotia and the Canadian Arctic Favourite surf destination: Indo Local break: Lawrencetown beach, NS Canada Travel experience: Bali, Lombok, Morocco, Portugal, South Africa, Central America, Hawaii, California, Europe Education: 2003-2004: BSc, Dalhousie, NS, Canada 2007-2011: MD, Dalhousie Medical School, NS, Canada 2012: Masters in Clinical Epidemiology, […]

Twan Lugten

Nationality: Dutch Current position: None yet. Favourite surf destination: uncrowded Supertubos in the morning and a long mellow pointbreak for my twin fin fish in the evening. However, my homespot in Holland works for me as well. Surf travel: All over Europe, Morocco, California, Canary Islands. Education / work experience: freshly graduated MD with an […]

7th Annual Surfing Doctors Conference 16 – 20 August

Plenkung Reserve SE Java, Indonesia   Excitement levels are rising for this years Surfing Doctors conference.  Dates have been finalised, so get onto booking your leave, flights etc and joining us in the jungle for what promises to be a great, informative few days. Below is a brief overview of the programme. Day 1, 15 […]

Dr Reeo Kim

Nationality:  USA Current Position:  Attending physician, Emergency Medicine, The Queen’s Medical Center, Honolulu, HI Favourite Surf Destination:  Hawaii Surf travel:  California, Hawaii, Mexico, Central America, South America, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Europe Education/work experience:  UCLA School of Medicine, University of Chicago Emergency Medicine Residency Program/The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, HI Any other information […]

Dr Guilherme Henrique Vieira Lima

NATIONALITY: Brazilian CURRENT POSITIONS: ORTHOPEDIC ER Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein São Paulo- SP SHOULDER & ELBOW SURGEON  Assistent at  FMABC University School of Medicine ORTHOPEDIC & TRAUMATOLOGIST Assistent at FMABC University School of Medicine TRAVEL EXPERIENCE: Mexico / US/ Hawaii/ Costa Rica / Australia FAVOURITE SURF DESTINATION: Juquehy Beach – SP EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE: 2002-2007: University : Faculdade […]

Dr Adam Branoff

  NATIONALITY: American CONTACT EMAIL: abranoff@gmail.com CURRENT POSITION: Emergency Medicine specialist in a rural, coastal community hospital in Florida, USA,  Baptist Medical Center Nassau, Fernandina Beach, Fl FAVOURITE SURF DESTINATION: I have a passion for pointbreaks, from Northern Peru to El Salvador, to Sri Lanka and many places in between LINKS TO CURRENT PUBLISHED WORK: SURFER […]

Surfing Doctors at Macaronis Resort

Before the Holidays, Surfing Doctors were @ Macaronis. Macaronis has donated a free trip to be raffled off at Margret River Comp in 2013, 2014, 2015 and Surfing Doctors donates back every year to the Pagai Foundation (foundation started by Macaronis Resort to benefit them local community in the Pagai area).  Surfing Doctors also send doctors […]

Lyndsay Dunn’s Recent Stay in G-Land

Two weeks is never long enough, but G-land produced some fantastic end of season swell. With 4-6 foot days either side of a 7-10 foot day, both the tentative and the brave were rewarded, with barrels and steep faces out the front, and 3-4 foot at 20/20 and tigers.  Nothing much to report on the […]

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 […]