Billy Newman
Current Position? 
Final Year Med Student at James Cook University
Education and work experience?
Currently based at Cairns Hospital
Rural term in Mount Isa, outback Queensland
Clinical Electives in the UK and G-Land.
Medical interests?
A bit of everything. I’ve really enjoyed my emergency, paediatrics and GP rotations so far, but I will have to wait and see where I end up! 
Local surf spot?
One Mile Beach in Forster NSW between terms in wave-starved North Queensland
What is your favourite surf destination?
G Land for waves
Hossegor for croissants
Travel experience?
UK, Europe, Indonesia, Brazil
Best surf trip ever?
Hard to beat 4 weeks of Surfing Docs placement in G-Land. Scored some pretty epic surf, met heaps of cool people and saw some interesting medical presentations
Worst surf trip ever?
Spent 3 nights in Uluwatu after coming back from G-Land – I have never seen so many people hassling each other for 2-foot surf. 
Best thing about surfing? 
Sharing the post-surf stoke with mates after a day of pumping waves
Best advice you were ever given with regards to surfing?
Always ride a longer board at G-Land, and “if you make a tube, you weren’t deep enough”
Favourite surfer in the world and why? 
Ethan Ewing – best style in surfing at the moment
Current go-to surfboards? (make and dims)
5’8″ Channel Islands rocket wide groveller
5’11” Mayhem driver 2.0
6’2″ Mauricio Gil step up
Any other information you would like to add about yourself?
Can’t wait to start working next year, hopefully moving south to somewhere with a few more waves!