Introducing 2nd Year Medical Student Morgan Skiperdene

A warm welcome to Morgan Skiperdene, on joining the Surfing Doctors.  Morgan has been surfing for a number of years, and it seems she likes to charge when it gets a bit more challenging. Her favourite board at the moment is a Tomo Sci Fi.


Nationality – 

Australian and American

Studies and training – 

  • Griffith University School of Medicine
  • Bachelor’s of Science in Public Health – Environmental Health Sciences – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Current position – 

2nd year medical student

Previous benevolent work – 

  • Teach for America – High school Spanish teacher – Arkansas, USA
  • UNC Malawi Project – Intern – Lilongwe, Malawi: I assisted in improving the Waterguard and Vitameal distribution program to HIV-positive mothers in satellite antenatal clinics throughout Lilongwe. I also taught HIV classes in a rural village of Lilongwe, planned all lessons, and organized an HIV testing.
  • Kiteboarding Club – Founder – North Carolina, USA
  • Centro de Niños Especiales – Volunteer – Mancora, Peru

Favourite surf destination – 

Taranaki, New Zealand / Mexico

Surf travel experience – 

New Zealand / Peru / Chile / Panama / El Salvador /Nicaragua / Mexico / Indo / Spain / France / East Coast, Aus / East Coast, USA

Favourite board and dimensions – 

Tomo Sci Fi 5’6” 18 ½” 2 5/16” 24.8L

Local break – 

Mermaid Beach, Gold Coast, Australia / Hatteras Island, North Carolina, USA

Favourite surfer and why – 

My dad. He shared with me his passion for the ocean, and I am eternally grateful for that.

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