Glen Atwal


Surfing Doctors Profile: Glen Atwal



Current Position? 

General Practitioner Medicine on second Maroochydore. 

Education and work experience? 

UQ MBBS; hospital training Brisbane; FRACGP

22 yrs as a GP now. 

Medical interests? 

Preventive medicine and Cardiology; skin cancer; Prostate cancer.

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Local surf spot? 

Cotton Tree River Mouth Maroochydore. 

What is your favourite surf destination?

Namotu and North Stradbroke Island.

Travel experience? 

Namotu, Oahu and Maui; (non-surf Nepal and India in the 1990s).

Best surf trip ever? 

Namotu 2023.

Worst surf trip ever?

Always a good surf trip.

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What is the best thing about surfing? 

Complete immersion in the moment.

Best advice you were ever given with regards to surfing? 

Paddle harder!

Who is your favourite surfer in the world, and why? 

Ethan Ewing. From one of my favourite spots, and I’ve watched him surf there over the years. A humble guy amongst the local crew, and he rips.

Current go-to surfboards? (make and dims) 

at home Weirs 6’4” twin fin; away in bigger stuff Pyzel Ghost 6’8”.