A Big Welcome To Prof Herwig Drobetz

Our latest addition to The Surfing Doctors is Prof Herwig Drobetz MD, PhD, FAOrthA, FRACS, CIME.

Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon, Professor Ortho and Trauma JCU SMD, Director Trauma Services Lismore Base Hospital, Surfer…

Tell us a little about yourself.
I’m a Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon.
From where?
I received my training in Austria.
You currently reside in Australia?
Yes, I came over to Australia in 2004 for one year only, and somehow never got around buying a return ticket.
Where do you live and work?
I have worked in Mackay for the last 14 years and started surfing there of all places.
What is your surfing experience?
I’m still a very average surfer, but I hope I make up for it in enthusiasm.
How has it been working out for you in Mackay?
I worked hard to become the best orthopod among the surfers as well as the best surfer among the orthopods in Mackay. but then I was the only one…
Where are you currently hanging out and surfing?
I recently moved to the Lennox Head area, as despite all my prayers the surf in Mackay never really delivered.
What do you do in your downtime?
I spend my holidays either surfing – two months in Sri Lanka last year, or working with Medecins Sans Frontieres in Syria this year.

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