Dr Chris Hewitt Enters The Room

Introducing Dr Chris Hewitt, just in time before he heads over to G-Land for the 10th Annual Surfing Doctors Conference at Joyos.

Firstly, where are you from?

Devon, UK

Where do you currently work?

Tweed Heads Emergency Department, NSW, Australia

What is your position here?

Resident Medical Officer


Bristol University – BSc. Anatomy and Medicine

Local breaks:

Snapper to Kirra, Duranbah

Previous benevolent work:

  • Doctor at G-Land Surf camp (June 2015)
  • Project to help reduce complications from operating theatres in Villa Maria Hospital, Kalungu, Uganda (July 2014)
  • Running suturing workshops at Med school (2013-2014)

Favourite surf destination:

Mentawais / Ireland

Surf travel:

Indo / Morocco / France / Spain / Portugal / Morocco / Tenerife / Ireland / East and South Coast Australia / New Zealand / Central America / Lots of UK

What is your worst experience on a surf trip?

Whilst in Morocco, sharing a room with 6 mates, everyone got D+V overnight. It was like a war zone. Never have flower pots and balconies been used in such creative ways.

What is your best experience on a surf trip?

Probably a 3 month trip round Sumbawa, Mentawais, Java, Nias and Vietnam. This included my medical elective with the Surf Docs.

Longest ride?

2.5 miles – in a river.


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