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 […]

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 […]

Dr Lynch Joins Surfing Doctors.

It’s a warm welcome to Dr Lynch, who recently joind the Surfing Doctors.       Dr Jeremy Lynch is a current JHO at Gold Coast likely with aspirations down an ED pathway.    Dr Lynch is lucky enough to live at Kirra and is a keen surfer on the Gold Coast. He is recently […]

Nuno Abreu Joins The Surfing Doctors

Nuno Abreu Joins The Surfing Doctors We now have a Portuguese General Surgeon in our ranks. Nationality: Portuguese Current working position: General Surgeon in the Lisbon area. Local surf break: I grew up riding waves in Carcavelos and many other breaks surrounding Lisbon. My first wave was near a town called Odemira, in the south […]

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 […]