New Zealand Doctor and Surfer Sam MacDiarmid Joins The Team

New Zealand Doctor and Surfer Sam MacDiarmid Joins The Team


  • New Zealand
  • BCOM University of Otago 2013 
  • MBCHB University of Auckland 2018
Current position 
  • Lost on Europe’s Atlantic Coast trying to score. Starting a Urology Registrar position at Palmerston North Hospital in 2023.

Dr Sam MacDiarmid

Previous experience
  • Surgical Registrar with experience in Urology, Plastics and General Surgery.
Local breaks 
  • Matakana Island and Mount Maunganui beach.
Favourite Surf Destinations 
  • Gisborne New Zealand, Mentawai’s Indonesia and Santa Teresa Costa Rica.


Dr Sam MacDiarmid cutting back somewhere in Indo

Previous benevolent work 
  • I just returned from a 2-week stint at Playgrounds (Mentawais), where I did more medicine than surfing (I underestimated the amount of work and lack of resources).
Further information
  • Usually based in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand, where the waves are fickle, but life is good. Have a passion for both surfing and medicine. Currently taking some time off to travel. Stoked to be a part of the team. Always happy to help where able!


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