Surfing Doctors newsletter – APRIL 2024

Surfing Doctors newsletter – APRIL 2024

Hi, and welcome to the April 2024 Surfing Doctors newsletter.  Annual Surfing Doctors Conference It’s time to start planning the annual Surfing Doctors G-land Conference. This year, the conference will take place from July 19th to 26th, a good week for...
What to Do During a Shark Attack

What to Do During a Shark Attack

“You can usually stop people from dying with basic equipment and simple techniques.” Regarding shark attacks and incidents, the news is grim right now. Highlighted by the fatal attack at crowded Snapper on a 46-year-old male surfer, there were 51 shark...
This Crew Has Your Back

This Crew Has Your Back

Meet the Not-for-Profit Surfing Doctors. By Craig Jarvis Many years ago, I was out surfing at Lagundri Bay in Nias. The waves were firing—six-foot, somewhat crowded, but really consistent.To our collective amazement, a young girl in a bikini got gently washed out...
Dr Chapman and The Surfing Doctors

Dr Chapman and The Surfing Doctors

How to travel the world and surf the best waves Meet the good Doctor who gets to surf some of the best waves in the world by looking after people. Phillip Chapman grew up in Cape Town and was schooled at Pinelands High. He had a successful competitive surfing career...
G-land Revisited and the Jawa Jiwa Camp

G-land Revisited and the Jawa Jiwa Camp

With excitement and trepidation, I ventured back into the jungle for my first visit back to G-land in a long time. It was almost exactly 14 years ago that travel ground to a halt for me, as my newborn son seemed to eat up all the available cash that used to be...