Medical Student Ben Kopec

Introducing the latest recruit to the Surfing Doctors.


Ben Kopec



Current position:

Medical student at the University of Western Australia.

Local breaks:

Perth beachies

Favourite surf destination:

Indo (Lombok and Sumbawa)

Surf travel experience:

Indo, Indo, Sri Lanka, Indo, WA.

Non-surf travel experience:

Europe & UK, South-east Asia, Sri Lanka, UAE, WA coast.

Education and work experience:

I graduated from UWA in 2012 with a Bachelor of science (Exercise and Health), following with honours in 2013. I chose to have a gap year in 2014 before starting medicine where I traveled through Europe, UK and Asia. I starting my MD at UWA in 2015 and am set to graduate at the end of 2018. I have always worked around the water, lifeguarding at local swimming pools and Cottesloe beach where I was vice-captain of the surfclub.

Any other information that you would like to add about you?:

I’ve been to Indo more times than years I’ve lived. I am keen to get involved and am looking forward to combining my hobby and career while meeting other like-minded legends.


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