Dr Nick Maister

An Introduction to Dr Nick Maister

Over time, many people in the Surfing Doctors program change jobs, qualify in various fields and move on or away. Dr Maister, for example, has been part of Surfing Doctors since 2012 and is now an Orthopaedic Surgeon. He’s also part of the goofy-foot crew that seems to dominate the Surfing Doctors.   Dr Maister […]

Welcome To Jeff Sachs, Our Latest Member

Dr Jeff Sachs, retired.. Nationality Israeli/ South African Current practice Retired July 2022 from Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine.     Favourite Surf Destination Portugal   Previous Benevolent Work Lecture series in Micronesia Travel experience New Zealand, the Cook Islands, Fiji, Portugal, the Azores, Madeira, Tenerife, Spain, France, the USA, Canada, and some landlocked European […]

Welcome To Our Latest Member Sam Yu

Sam Yu, a 5th-year Medical Student, Joins the Surfing Doctors ranks.   Nationality: Australian   Home-break: Middleton/Parsons   Go-to board: Pyzel 55’11                                               Most inspirational surfer of all time, and why? Made Lana […]

New Zealand Doctor and Surfer Sam MacDiarmid Joins The Team

New Zealand Doctor and Surfer Sam MacDiarmid Joins The Team   Nationality  New Zealand Education 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.   Previous experience Surgical Registrar with experience in Urology, […]

Welcome To Dr Dan Lack

Dan Lack is currently a GP in Tasmania Profile: Work Experience * 20 years of climate change research * 10 years of Mountain rescue in Colorado * Now: GP in Tasmania + teaching faculty UTAS Expedition Medicine + Ski patrol medical officer Travel – Surf * My surfing has been mostly in Australia with smatterings […]

Welcome To Jason Le Roux

Fresh out of a stint in G-Land, this is our latest Surfing Doctor, from Namibia. Nationality: Namibian Home-break: In and around Cape Town, South Africa Go-to board: 5’8” twin-keel fish Step-up Dims: 6’9”-19.75”-3” Favourite Pro Surfer: Dave Rastovich Most inspirational surfer of all time, and why? My mom, taught me to surf, and inspires me […]

Right Place Right Time

A Big Welcome To Dr William Lunger

  Dr William Lunger, physician and surfer, and yet another goofy-footer. Originally from Virginia, near Washington DC, Dr Lunger has been taking long Indonesia surf trips after his medical training. He enjoys assisting fellow surfers with their inevitable injuries. He is a general practitioner. He has one year of Emergency Medicine residency training at Sinai-Grace […]

Karl Norinder Joins Surfing Doctors

Karl Norinder Joins Surfing Doctors

It’s not often that we have a Swedish Specialist climbing on board, but we now we do, as Karl Norinder Joins Surfing Doctors Karl Norinder is a Swedish Specialist in General Practice, a keen surfer and a Sports Doctor. He’s also the first natural-footer to join in quite a while. We get to know him. […]

Maxim Devine Joins The Surfing Doctors

A big warm welcome to our latest goofy-footer Maxim Devine   Nationality: Australian    Current Work Position: Surgical RMO at Royal Melbourne    Home break: Grew up surfing Tasmania’s east coast & peninsula – Eaglehawk Neck.    What sort of wave is it? Fun beach breaks and some reefs     Fave surf destination / […]

Welcome to Our Latest Member Australian RMO Chester Smith

Our latest Surfing Doctors recruit, Chester Smith. Nationality: Australian Current Work Position: RMO Home break: Rennies What sort of wave is it? Beachie Fave surf destination/country: North West Tasmania. Places  that you have visited: Western AUstralia Current go-to board make and dims: HS 5’7 Untitled Big barrels or big turns: Big turns Heaviest surfing experience: Bluff General […]

We have a new goofy-footer in the ranks.

Our Latest Member: Tom Forney

We have a new goofy-footer in the ranks. Nationality: USA Current Work Position: Hawaii Emergency Physicians Associated (ER group covering 12 hospitals across 4 islands in Hawaii). I live on the north shore of Oahu and particularly enjoy working in our under-resourced rural hospitals. I also do a fair amount of administrative work as Chief […]

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. […]

William Newman Joins Surfing Doctors

A warm welcome to William, a goofy-footer and 5th-year medical student.   This is how Billy introduced himself. ” I grew up on the mid-north coast of NSW and have surfed all my life, with multiple overseas surfing trips with my family. Further, in studying at JCU in North Queensland I have developed a keen […]


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 […]

Position Available in Dunsborough

The Position Our client is seeking a VR GP to join their medical practice, working a minimum of four days per week. The medical centre will be open six days a week, Monday to Friday 8 am – 5 pm and Saturdays 8 am – 12 pm. Doctors who hold a special interest will be […]