tomkat!? invasion

Watch out for tomkats!? These little blighters (antlike beetle) release a nasty and irritating discharge when angered. The resultant skins ‘burn’ is almost vesicular in nature and not to dissimilar to certain spider bites.

where are the trades?

As an Englishman I will start with the weather. Clear skys and good swell follow a stormy 10 days on unsettled weather… however the trade winds have yet to truly to kick in. There has been windows of perfection with some deep deep barrels claimed by skilled navigators. I heard whispers of best barrel in […]

Dry Docked: How to avoid knee injuries

Being an ‘action sport’, surf-related injuries are something we’ll all encounter somewhere along the line – some more often than others, and one of the most common areas to be effected by a bad wipeout or heavy landing are our knees. Boland ripper and Biokineticist Phil Nel has seen his fair share of surf-related knee […]

New Season underway- swell on its way!!

Hey crew, Just checking in from the jungle where all is glorious as always. Thanks to Dom who covered the early season and had a couple of busy stints over early swells repairing a few faces and bodies that got a bit too affectionate with the reef. This past week and a half has been […]

Dry Docked: 3 Steps to avoiding ankle injuries

Surfing as we all know is richly rewarding, but we also know it can be a demanding activity – Demanding on your petrol budget, demanding on your patience while waiting out a flat spell, and of course demanding on your body. Some surfers pay a heavy price with surf-related injuries, especially those who are always […]

Medical Mind 2012

The 3rd Annual Surfing Doctors Conference was held from the 17th-21st of September 2012. The setting was Grajagan Bay, East Java, Indonesia – affectionately known in the surf community as G-Land. A place ingrained in surfing’s history, a small settlement in dense jungle with a world-class wave out front. There is also a newly built infirmary to the pride of the visiting Doctors and the local community. I attended the conference along with a great bunch of likeminded medical folk with a full range of experience and qualifications from all around the globe.

Acute Medical & Surgical CT Interpretation

LOCATION: Bali – Padma Resort Bali at Legian (2.5hrs / 5 day) – Monday, 1st July 2013 – 04:00PM Our ‘Acute Medical and Surgical CT Interpretation’ course is the perfect introduction to computed tomography in the acute clinical setting. Designed in a systematic learning format, the course covers acquisition, normal variations, patterns of disease & […]

Jemma Ford

Educational Background:
Current University & current year or Current place of work, qualifications
University of Western Australia. Completed 4th year undergraduate MBBS. Have deferred studies for 2013. Will resume 5th year in 2014.

Solomon’s Time

It was clear that’s the way it was going to be ever since stepping off the plane in Honiara, with no staff at customs and only one person manning the ‘nationals’ desk. Although our connecting flight out to the island of San Cristobal, located in the Makira Ulawa province, was due to leave, it was […]

Inguinal hernia

QUESTION: I just found out that I have an inguinal hernia and am trying to find good information on whether or not I should be surfing / swimming / cycling. I’ve currently stopped all these activities, and the pain is currently minimal. No precise details about the hernia itself as I’ve not yet met with […]

Ben Harding

Current Position: Final year med student at Bart’s and the London school of medicine and dentistry Emergency dentist and locum maxillofacial sho

Thomas Majer

CURRENT POSITION:
Currently on an intermission between first year and second year at Deakin University in Waurn Ponds Australia. The intermission leaves me travelling all over Europe looking for the best waves I can and preparing myself for the next decade of medical training.

Post-Conference Update

Hi guys , For those of you who made it to the G-land Conference just a big thanks for making the effort . It was yet another epic mission , and there was a decent free-flow of ideas and information during the very well presented talks .The surf also complied , and the waves pumped […]

Conference and Carnage

Reporting in from G-land . The 3rd annual Surfing Doctors Conference has drawn to a close and everyone went away feeling positive and relaxed. The conference went off well and a big thank you to Raymond and all the crew at G-land surf camp for putting on an epic show !!! You guys were great. […]

Surfing Doctors Conference

Well we are nearing the end of the 3rd annural Surfing Doctors conference and so far so good. It has been an interesting week, filled with informative talks and scenarios, a few parties and plenty of waves. There has been a great turn out – with about 20 docs in total and the vibe at […]