Safe Surfing

Get a decent travel insurance policy covering the full duration of your trip, and make sure it SPECIFICALLY includes surfing. Find out if you need any additional immunisations – your GP or travel clinic can help you with this.

Drifting Sideways

Howzit guys We have had over a week of pumping waves and decent trade winds and on top of all of this Speed Reef kicked into gear on a few occasions.  Much to the joy of the “Drift”Movie crew who managed to get footage of Ross Clarke-Jones, Shaun Green and Ben Mortley  getting slotted down the end […]

Unfinished Monkey Business

Hi guys , Thought I’d run a quick update , as we yet again wait for the fog to get blown away by the trade wind .This has been the pattern for the last three days . Yesterday evening we had fun 6-8ft MoneyTrees . Glassy , long walls running for 50 to 100m , […]

Speedies Temptations

Howzit guys , Finally got a sniff at the legendary Speed Reef yesterday . We had a South Swell and a 1.3m high tide …this is usually not enough water , and we would have liked another foot of water on the reef , but there were still a few fun waves cracking through the […]

Hoax swell for the Spanish Armarda

Howzit guys Well, as predicted the swell arrived on cue, but unfortunately we didnt have the classic triad of perfect swell, tide & wind.  We awoke to a glassy, foggy morning – that according to Dr Larry felt more like a morning in San Francisco than anywhere else.. Waves were in the 6 – 8 […]

Hypocondriacs & Cosmo Madness

Howzit folks, from the south eastern tip of Java. Awoke to a foggy morning, which is now clearing into a beautiful sunny day.  So far the swell has not shown itself, but there were some fun waves yesterday for all punters. Yesterday we enjoyed fun waves in the 4 – 5 foot region, with the odd […]

Surfing Doctors conference feedback Sept 2011

Greetings from the Jungle.  This is a brief feedback following the 2nd successful Surfing Doctors Conference – which was help from 5 – 10 September. A big thanks to all the delegates who attended – we hope you enjoyed it and found in enlightening.  A special thanks to all the doc’s who presented talks.  Thanks […]

August update from G-land….

Another mission to the Jungle. Straight from nightshift, to an overnight flight from London, I met up with theBOMBsurf Swindler in Kuta (his blog is here: who’s been scoring great waves in Indo for the last few weeks and is on the most awesome round the world surf trip… he got hooked up with […]


We’ve just decided on a new venue for the Surfing Doctors 2012 Conference. It’s going to be held in Coffee Bay, South Africa, dates to be announced soon, but please send your expressions of interest to me at Cheers, Preeti

Dr. Giovanni Palattella’s story

this guys from germany called Mario that learn surfing two years before but really good to be such short time; he paddle out at money threes the last day of the 6 foot swell staying on the side just to look at the waves; but after a while with less crowd and higther tide he […]

Surf Docs tees

PC, got mail today ;). Thanks! Please let me know how I can donate? Looks quite good if I had to say it myself! Bart Willems            

G-Land update

Hey guys. The surf has ranged from small to pumping and the injuries minimal the past week at G-land. The worst of it was an Argentinian guy who cut his fingers on his fin and needed some stitches. Unfortunately the pics are a bit blurry but you get the idea. Otherwise it’s business as usual […]


Hi guys- just a quick one to let you know that transport options/ dates have changed- Joyo’s camp is now using Bobby’s fast boat- the cost is the same $125 US each way but note the date changes. Overland option is unchanged.  Trying to organise all of this at the moment- so please please let me […]

Settling In

Hey Everybody! Just arrived here at Joyo’s yesterday and things are off to a great start.  We’re getting the clinic cleaned up and geared up for the solid swell set to arrive Saturday and last through Monday at least.  The examining table was looking a little unstable due to wood rot and repairs are underway. […]

Surf Docs Medical Kit – OUTSTANDING!

Philip the medical kit was OUTSTANDING, thank you! Jason Stevens cut his hand badly on the first day (2 stitches, but needed about 5 I recon) and he used the kit non stop. A lot of the boys tucked in.

More topics for the Surfing Doctors conference

In addition to the outline of the conference content posted previously, we’re pleased to be able to tell you we will also be adding in a session on Surfers and Eye Problems which will be presented by Simon Nothling, Phil Chapman will be doing an update on Toxicology and Drugs of Abuse, and we will […]


There was the situation I always tried to avoid…hitting the reef face-first at a very remote place, 6 hours drive to the next hospital. My lip split, a cut on my nose and some minor scratches, but I was in luck though.