Dr Geoff Stewart

Senior remote Medical Practitioner- working in remote Aboriginal communities in the Top End

Surfing Doctors Raffle at FOAMLUST Expo !

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 […]

5th Annual Surfing Doctors Conference 25th August – 2nd September 2014 Plenkung Reserve SE Java, Indonesia.

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.

Dr John Gotta

Current Position: Registered Nurse in the Emergency Department at the Miriam Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, USA

From East to West – G-Land to the Ments

With the season wrapping up towards the end of October in G-land, it was time to head west to the group of islets located off the western coast of Sumatra. Well-known in surfing folklore for some of the most perfect waves in the world, the Mentawai Islands were calling a few lucky Surfing Doctors crew […]

Silabu Sanitation Project , Mentawi Islands

Hi guys , time for a brief update after the 2013 G-land Conference . At present we have Dr’s Alex Turner and Ant Brown on a mission in the Ments . They are having a good look at the medical requirements in the area , and especially Silabu Village . To assist the guys at […]

Update part 2 – what a difference an inch and a half makes!

Up date part 2 – what a difference and inch and a half makes! I am writing this all In retrospect so I thought I’d stagger the blog a bit to give someone the chance, however unlikely, to get to the end of one of my ramblings! The swell continued to stick around and the […]

End of season big swell!

Howzit from the jungle. Just thought I’d update the blog with the jungle shenanigans of the last two weeks. And what a two weeks it has been! I arrived on the day of the ‘swell of the season’ and anticipation and nerves were running high right from the start as 4 out of the 7 […]


With this years annual Surfing Doctors conference just around the corner the froth is at an all time high. Following a number of requests we have turned on an epic swell for this years conference. With moon / tides / wind and swell all aligning setting G land up for some of it’s most perfect […]

Conference froth

  Greetings from Jungle town where we’re currently drinking to a few of the boys departure tomorrow and rocking out to NOFX – a few Bintangs down. The long range forecast is providing the goods for the conference with this epic run of swell set to continue rewarding all conference attendees. I’m sure we will […]

Jungle mail

Finally a reprieve from the swell today. Dropped to 2 -3 ft at Kongs, a fun session this morning still, and back out the again soon for the LAGO (late-afternoon-glass-off) Very much low key on the medical from, just the standard minor wounds and urchin extractions, plus a few sore heads (self induced). Pretty social […]

Nick Maister

Brief jungle update / pre-conference froth

              Caption- G-land medical team pulling in Surf has pumped all week with 10 ft plus sets rolling through. Thankfully not too much carnage on the reef apart from within the medical crew. Clive with a broken nose today which I swiftly reduced and myself with an eye injury […]

1st Sept G land update – Photog Dave’s mishap

01 September 2013   No serious mishaps since Dave (photographer at Rays) got nailed in the tinny 6 days ago. See the photos of the boat air borne trying to clear a wide set. Super sick effort by Froody and Clive getting him to the hospital for X-rays, arriving back at 3am! This from Dr Clivey […]

SurfDoc Nick Maister to the rescue!

Just came across this guy, Mark, in the car park at Winkipop, Victoria. Nice guy, a primary school teacher down for a wave from Melbourne. He had suffered a nasty gash to the back of his head from a stray fin. Took him back home to suture it up to save him a long wait […]

Remote Coastal Emergency Medicine Conference

Rural Health West is running a Remote Coastal Emergency Medicine Conference at Gnaraloo Station, WA from 6 – 8 September 2013. A new conference for 2013 designed to deliver high quality education in a stimulating remote location. Rural Health West is pleased to offer a Remote Coastal Emergency Medicine Conference at Gnaraloo Station, a working pastoral station adjacent to the Ningaloo Marine Park on the Coral Coast of Western Australia.