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 […]

Our Latest Recruit is Daniel Binks.

A keen surfer and currently a medical student, Dan Binks has joined Surfing Doctors NATIONALITY:  Australian CURRENT POSITION: Final year med student, Albany WA SURF TRAVEL EXPERIENCE: Extensive travel through Indonesia LOCAL BREAKS: Albany and Denmark FAVOURITE SURF DESTINATION: Esperance, Western Australia. TRAVEL EXPERIENCE: New Zealand, Indonesia, Thailand, Borneo, China, Japan, South Africa, Mauritius, England, […]

David Titchen Is Our Latest Surfing Doctors Recruit.

David Titchen is an ED trainee from Tasmania and our latest recruit. Welcome to the team. David!   Nationality: Tasmanian   Age: 27   Current Position: ED Reg, Royal Hobart Hospital     Surf Travel Experience: Indonesia, East coast Aus, South Aus/Kangaroo Island, Spain, France     Local Breaks: South Arm   Surfing Experience: Actually […]

Surfing Doctors Newsletter – April 2022

It’s time for another one of those periodic newsletters that we send out from time to time. There is quite a lot on the go, but firstly, a big welcome to our new members. We should soon be heading out there for some good missions, so let’s get you on some rosters when we can. […]

SURFING-RELATED EYE INJURIES

By Alexander Dagi, MD candidate, Columbia University Medical Center in New York City INTRODUCTION Over the past decade, surfers have taken advantage of options available to protect their bodies while pushing the limits of the sport. Helmets are seen more frequently among those paddling into pitching reef breaks. Quick-release technologies have made surf leashes less […]

Surfing Doctors member Nuno Abreu Urgently Needs Your Help

Last September, Surfing Doctors member and Portuguese General Surgeon, Nuno Abreu, was thrown by a wave against the bottom of the sea while bodyboarding at Supertubos. He seriously injured his cervical spine and is now quadriplegic. Nuno needs our help to be able to return to his home and family, with all the necessary conditions […]

Red Bull Foam Wreckers and Surfing Doctors

  Sunday 19th Dec saw Red Bull and Surfing WA hold the ultimate feel-good surf event at Margaret River.  Dubbed the Red Bull Foam Wreckers, it was hailed as the ultimate anti-surf contest surf contest.  There was one very simple requirement: you must ride a soft-top (foamie) surfboard.  Competitors’ choice of blade was decided by spinning […]

Surfing Doctors Newsletter – October 2021

Hi all   2020-21 has been a funny old time for everyone. I am sure you don’t want to hear about that, though! You want to hear about the exciting things upcoming for Surfing Doctors. We recently had the AGM, so we have lots of things to discuss! We know that you are all doing […]

Surfing Doctors and the COVID Vaccines

The Surfing Doctors are all getting their COVID vaccines We the Surfing Doctors would like to encourage all of our friends from around the world, extended families and any surfers and others we have met and befriended along the way to have their COVID Vaccines. It’s time to get vaccinated. This is Emergency Specialist and […]

Surfing Doctors Conference Gnaraloo

Surfing Doctors Report – Surfing Doctors Conference, Gnaraloo The 12th annual Surfing Doctors Conference took place at Gnaraloo Homestead in the Gascoyne Region on the Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia in late May 2021. It was the first time the conference had moved from its spiritual home at G-Land in Indonesia. Due to border closures […]

Donations Appeal – Surfing Doctors Competing At The SurfAid Cup Bondi

lead shot – Dr Ethan Brooker. Surfing Doctors Competing At The SurfAid Cup Bondi 2021 Donations Appeal The Surfing Doctors have a team competing in the SurfAid Cup Bondi. The event takes place on May 7th at Bondi Beach, and right now, the Surfing Doctors team needs some help with their fundraising, as they still have […]

Genevieve Stather Joins The Surfing Doctors

A big welcome to Genevieve Stather, joining the Surfing Doctors just in time to head out west for their conference at Gnaraloo Station. Being a natural-footer, Gen is going to have to grab her rail. Nationality:  Australian Current position:  RMO at Royal Hobart Hospital Local Breaks:  South Arm beachies Favourite wave in the world:  Redbill […]

Surfing Doctors Welcomes Chester Smith To The Team

Chester Smith, currently an intern, has joined the Surfing Doctors and is gett prepared for the conference at Gnaraloo Station out west. Nationality:  Australian. Current position:  Intern Local Breaks:  Bruny Favourite wave in the world:  Blackmans Bay Beachy  Favourite board: (make and dims) enjoying a 5’7 HS Untitled  Destinations travelled/ surfed: Tas, Vic, NSW, Vanuatu, […]

Surfing Doctors Welcome Angus Ewing, Heading to Gnaraloo

Dr Angus Ewing will be joining the Surfing Doctors at their upcoming Gnaraloo Station conference. He’s a natural footer, but he knows his way around a backhand barrel, so all good there.  Nationality: Australian Current position: RMO Royal Hobart Hospital Work Experience: Medical school elective – Tauranga NZ Internship North-west regional hospital Local and favourite […]

Surfing Doctors Headed For Gnaraloo Conference

As those lucky members, signed up for the 2021 Surfing Doctors Gnaraloo Conference, start preparing for their adventure, we catch up with a few of the new crew who will be attending.  Set to take place from 23rd – 29th April, historically a good time for swell in the area, the Conference does look like […]

Surfing Doctors to enter the SurfAid Cup Surfing event and fundraiser.

Surfing Doctors To Enter The SurfAid Cup Surfing Event And Fundraiser.    The Surfing Doctors will be participating in the SurfAid Cup Bondi on Friday 7th May 2021.  The SurfAid Cup is a tag-team style event that sees teams fundraise in order to compete.   Teams are made up of 5 surfers: 4 of them are […]

What’s It Really Like To Surf A Wavepool?

What’s It Really Like To Surf A Wavepool? There are a number of different wave pools out there at the moment, from the 5 waves concept, the Kelly Slater Wave Ranch and the various versions of the Wavegarden Cove model. So we tracked down one of the members of the Surfing Doctors, who managed a […]

Surfing Doctors Newsletter February 2021

Newsletter February 2021 Surfing Doctors Newsletter February 2021       Hi all and welcome to our first newsletter of 2021. Mixed news, trying not to talk too much about Covid, but let’s have a quick peek and what’s happening with the Surfing Doctors for this year so far and what’s to come.  Grajagan 2022? […]

William Hannam joins the team

There haven’t been too many new recruits of late, without the lure of Grajagan on the cards, but that’s going to change soon, and we are proud to welcome hard-charging goofy-footer  Dr William Hannam to the Surfing Doctors team. Nationality: Australian.   Current working position: RMO in Mackay   Local surf break: Used to be […]