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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
FAVOURITE SURF DESTINATION: Ireland, G land, Hossegor PREVIOUS BENEVOLENT WORK: 1 Month working in JFK hospital, Monrovia, Liberia 2 Months working in Magbenteh community hospital, Sierra Leone TRAVEL EXPERIENCE: South Africa / Mozambique / Liberia / Sierra Leone / Morocco / Mexico / Costa Rica / Nicaragua / USA / Canada / Indo / Europe […]
Orthopedic Surgery/Stem Cell Therapy
Getting in some practice for his next stint as a Surf Doc at Tavarua.
Emergency SMO: Busselton WA, Wyong NSW
I took a trip out to Macaronis in the Mentawai islands early November and got really lucky with some decent swell so late in the season and minimal crowds. The wave delivered frequent 4-5 foot sets that threw perfect barrels and fun walls all the way down the reef. I’m sure I don’t have to […]
Nationality: South African
Current position: Chief medical officer at a remote site clinic, Ghana
Tom here signing on for an overdue elective report, currently basking in the stoke of what was an amazing 6 week trip. Outside the window it’s pissing it down and 11 degrees (but a big Atlantic swell forecast this weekend so its not all bad).
Short video of my Indonesia/medical elective trip May-Aug 2014. Filmed in Bali, Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Ceningan, G-Land (g-landsurfcamp.com/ –> best camp on the point) and the Mentawai islands. I stayed at a surfcamp called Matungou in the northern Mentawai islands (matungou.com) – highly recommend going there! All filmed with my gopro3+ black and a few sequence shots from DSLRs.
Dr Dave Hateley with the Solomon Island / Namuga Project crew. Surf Docs gave them R1,000 to assist them with equipment purchases for their medical centre.