Surfing Doctors Newsletter July 2022

G-Land is Back! The jungle is open and we have a deal for the rest of the year. Get in contact if you are keen on doing a stint this year or next or if you have any friends that want to go and we can try to work out deals for them too. We […]

How To Survive A Shark Attack with Dr Jon Cohen

When it comes to shark attacks and shark incidents, the news out there is grim right now. Highlighted by the fatal attack at Snapper in early September on a 46-year-old male surfer, there have been 51 shark attacks so far this year. Of these attacks, 17 were in Australia and 23 were from the USA. In […]

What to do If Someone Has A Heart Attack in the Water

A friend passed away recently. Actually, a few friends have passed away lately, but this one was particularly saddening. He was surfing in Cape Town at a big wave spot, and he didn’t feel right. He paddled all the way in, made it to the land, but had a heart attack, and there was no […]

Surfing Doctors Newsletter October 2020

Surfing Doctors Newsletter October 2020 Welcome to the latest newsletter from the Surfing Doctors.We hope you are all well, and that you and your loved ones have all come through this strange year fit and strong. As we aim towards the southern hemisphere summer, as the rumours of international travel swirl around and around, we […]

Sim Wilkes Joins The Surfing Doctors

A big welcome to Sim Wilkes, who joins the Surfing Doctors. What is your nationality?   American citizen.  What is your level of education? I have two Associate Degrees, and I’m currently working on finishing my Undergraduate degree. What is your current position? I’m currently working as a Paramedic. Where is your favourite wave? My first […]

Thomas York Joins The Surfing Doctors

We get to chat with our latest Surfing Doctors recruit Thom York.   What is your nationality? Australian, grew up on the East Coast of Australia – Central Coast, NSW.   What is your level of education, and where are you studying? I’m a Final Year medical student at the University of Newcastle.   What […]

12th Annual Surfing Doctors Conference

Surfing Doctors Newsletter February 2020  27 February 2020   12th Annual Surfing Doctors Conference When:  22nd May – 29th May 2020 Where: Joyo’s Surf Camp, Plenkung Reserve SE Java, Indonesia   Hi members and friends The 12th Annual Surfing Doctors Conference at G-Land has been finalized, and this is the week-long program. Any questions or […]

Of Big Indo Injuries and the Swell Of The Century with Steve Berger

Steve Berger was inadvertently tagged into a Surfing Doctors conversation recently, and replied to the thread, explaining that he was actually the same 70-year old Steve who broke his pelvis during the Indo swell of the century. He had been in touch with Dr Chapman before his trip, looking for advice as he is on […]

Francis ‘Frank’ McCleod Joins The Surfing Doctors Party

Another hard-charger has joined the ranks, and is already frothing to get involved and to get out there doing the good Surfing Doctors work. It’s a big welcome to Emergency Nurse Frank McCleod from Perth. Nationality: Australian. Grew up in Perth, and lived in New South Wales  for 13 years. Currently living in Cowaramup, south […]

Maccas, Nias and G-Land with Dr Dave Hately

From the end of July I took a few month sabbatical from work to take up a few opportunities that surfing doctors can help provide in conjunction with two other organisations, The Pagai Foundation at Macaroni’s and Friends of Nias at Lagundri Bay. I’m finishing it off with a stint at our infirmary at Joyo’s […]

Surfing Doctors – All Our Contact Information

The Surfing Doctors has a great social media presence, and the best way to get hold of the team is either through Facebook or Instagram. To be honest we don’t really check the website inbox that often, so it would be best to communicate via the Facebook Inbox or via Instagram DM (direct message) Find […]

Italian Surfer Dr Michele Maremmani Joins Surfing Doctors

It’s a big and warm welcome to Dr. Michele Maremmani, our latest recruit, and totally stoked Italian surfer. Age: 29 Current position: specializing in Cardiology at Ospedale Molinette in Turin. My Portfolio: I am Michele Maremmani, aka Mitch. I was born in Forte dei Marmi, a small village on the seaside of Tuscany on the […]

Introducing Emergency Trainee Tom Fairclough

Nationality? Australian (West). Current Position? Emergency Trainee at the Tweed Hospital, NSW, Australia. Local break? Currumbin Beach to Snapper. Favourite Surf Destination? Mentawai Islands Surf Travel Experience? Mexico to Panama, West Coast USA, Outer Banks in Carolina, Telos, Mentawais, Bali, Lombok, all over West Oz, Gold Coast to Byron, Bells. Non-surf Travel Experience? India, Asia, […]

Surfing Doctors and Indo Surf Travel Insurance Collab.

The Surfing Doctors are stoked to be involved with Peter Neely, the author of Indo Surf and Lingo, and his Indo Surf Travel Insurance.   If You’re Going To Indo, Do It Right Preparation and experience are the key factors when going to surf in Indonesia, which is why we’re stoked to announce a collaboration […]

Macaroni’s Resort Roster and Availability

For anyone who is thinking of doing a Surfing Doctors stint at Macaronis Resort, here is the schedule/roster for 2019. All info from Dr Eghardt Brand.     Macaronis Resort 2019     8 March – 29 March: booked   AVAILABLE: 29 March – 19 April: 3 WEEKS SLOT   19 April – 24 […]

Introducing Medical Student Max Hardie Boys

Nationality: New Zealand Current position: Medical Student, Wellington, NZ Local Breaks: Anywhere in Taranaki, Lyall Bay or the Wairarapa coastline Favourite surf destinations: Lombok Surf Travel Experience: Bali twice, Kuta Lombok once Non-surf Travel Experience: Traveled for 10 weeks around California, France, Italy, England, Scotland with family, as well as Rarotonga and Fiji. Went to […]