Greetings from the jungle It has been so good being back, I have now had 7 days of the best ground hog day in the world: eat, surf, eat, surf, eat, repeat! The waves have been consistently good, a couple of bigger days, but nothing massive and the crowd factor low and friendly. In essence […]
1st Year Medical Student, University of Sydney.
Consultant Intensivist at the Cottage MediClinic Hospital in Swakopmund, Namibia.
I have just finished a great couple of weeks at Macaronis Surf Resort. This was my second placement as a SurfingDoc, having done a stint at G Land last year. My beautiful goofy footed wife Kristen and son and daughter Angus and Ivy were my crew again this year. First of all I gotta say […]
Hey everyone! Angry Angus here (I’m not actually that angry…). I arrived a few days ago out at Raymond’s camp and was welcomed by a pumping swell. I came out with two friends from NZ, Nick and Brad – just three of us on the boat. Four guys left and three of us arrived and […]
Critical Care SRMO, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia
I startled awake, rain pelting my face, wind lashing my body, incoherent ramblings being muttered by my brother. My last memory was drifting off to sleep, lingering images of clear turquoise barrels on my mind with the sun setting over isolated pacific paradise. Completely disoriented I stumbled up, only to be struck by flying debris. […]
Orthopaedic Registrar, Cologne, Germany
The annual Surfing Doctors fundraising raffle kicked off in April at the Margaret River Drug Aware Pro. Tickets were sold at the FOAMLUST expo (www.foamlust.com ) at the Margaret River Cultural centre, a satellite shapers and surf lifestyle event associated with the competition where Phil did an excellent talk to a crowd of 100 about remote […]
Surfing Doctors is working with New Zealand trained GP Dr Chris Millar to fundraise, build and staff a medical clinic at Namuga/Star Harbour. Namuga is an isolated community on the south-eastern tip of Makira Island in the Solomon Islands chain sheltering some of the best reef passes in the Pacific. The clinic will bring […]
Many of you will know Macaronis for its reputation as having one of the best left hand waves in the world. Lesser known is just how poor the living conditions and standard of health are in its neighboring village, Silabu. Simple issues like Dentition , Skin Hygeine and Malaria awareness are still a huge […]
Surfing Doctors together with G-Land surf camp built a custom medical clinic in Grajagan, Java (G-Land). The purpose of the clinic is to provide medical care for surfers travelling to the region, as well as the staff and locals of the area. A roster is in place that means we aim to have a doctor […]
Current position: ED Registrar Bunbury Regional Hospital, WA, Australia
Senior remote Medical Practitioner- working in remote Aboriginal communities in the Top End
Hi guys , The SurfDocs are running a raffle during the upcoming Margaret River Drug Aware Pro contest in early April . Tickets can be purchased at the FOAMLUST EXPO which is on during the event . The tickets cost 5 dollars , and the funds raised will go towards funding a project in the Mentawi […]
Getting the ball rolling early this year, with this newsletter and also a provisional G-land Conference Programme. We are currently looking at the 25th August 2014 as the kick-off date. As in previous years this Conference will be accredited for CPD points by both the Emergency and Anaesthetic colleges of Australasia. If you are keen to come get back to us asap, and hopefully we can get you involved and presenting. Courses and Workshops are being looked into, to be conducted at G-land, and possibly the Mentawi Islands.
Current Position: Registered Nurse in the Emergency Department at the Miriam Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, USA