Meanwhile, Over In South Africa.

The Lockdown in South Africa has kicked in, and no one is out and about on the streets. Everyone has bunkered down, and everyone is trying their best to do the right thing. The South African Government, it seems, is running off the Chinese template, and forcing isolation on all of the population in a […]

Surfing Doctors 2020 Conference In G-Land Postponed.

Surfing Doctors Newsletter 18 March 2020   Surfing Doctors 2020 Conference In G-Land Postponed.   The Annual Surfing Doctors Conference 2020 has been cancelled. Due to take place In Grajagan from 22nd to 29th  May, it has been decided to cancel the event as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the resultant restrictive travel […]

Jack Earp – 6th Year Medical Student – Joins Surfing Doctors

It’s a big and warm welcome to Jack Earp – NZ Medical Student. Nationality: New Zealand Current position: Trainee Intern, Wellington, NZ Local Breaks: Anywhere in Taranaki – Stent Road, Waiwakaiho, Fitzroy, Rocky Lefts, Greenmeadows, Hawkes Bay and Raglan. Favourite surf destinations: Samoa, Bali, Sumbawa. Surf Travel Experience: Bali twice, Lombok once, Samoa once, Africa […]

Hard Charger and Paramedic Simon Tien Joins Surfing Doctors

Welcome to goofy-footer Simon Tien from Western Australia. Travel Experience: UK / South Africa / France / Spain / Portugal / Tahiti / Fiji / Indo / Australia. Education and work experience: I’m currently a 3rd-year paramedic student at ECU Western Australia. I’ve been working in the mining industry in emergency services and combining that […]

Thomas York Joins The Surfing Doctors

We get to chat with our latest Surfing Doctors recruit Thom York.   What is your nationality? Australian, grew up on the East Coast of Australia – Central Coast, NSW.   What is your level of education, and where are you studying? I’m a Final Year medical student at the University of Newcastle.   What […]

12th Annual Surfing Doctors Conference

Surfing Doctors Newsletter February 2020  27 February 2020   12th Annual Surfing Doctors Conference When:  22nd May – 29th May 2020 Where: Joyo’s Surf Camp, Plenkung Reserve SE Java, Indonesia   Hi members and friends The 12th Annual Surfing Doctors Conference at G-Land has been finalized, and this is the week-long program. Any questions or […]

Of Big Indo Injuries and the Swell Of The Century with Steve Berger

Steve Berger was inadvertently tagged into a Surfing Doctors conversation recently, and replied to the thread, explaining that he was actually the same 70-year old Steve who broke his pelvis during the Indo swell of the century. He had been in touch with Dr Chapman before his trip, looking for advice as he is on […]

We Welcome Emma Barrett To The Surfing Doctors

Let’s meet Australian ripper and medical student Emma Barret What is your nationality I’m from Australia.   What is your level of education? I’m busy completing my MD studies   What is your current position? I’m a student doctor at the moment.   Where is your favourite wave? I have so many, it’s hard to […]

What’s Going On Right Now?

Hi everyone   Here’s a quick update, to let you all know what’s happening with the Surfing Doctors, leaning into 2020. 1/ Macaroni’s is in need of some urgent help for a doc later this month, this is their facebook post. Click on the Pagai link below to contact Dr Eghardt Brand if you are […]

Darren Clark Is Our Latest Surfing Doctors Member

Darren Clark joins the Surfing Doctors   Nationality: Australian.   Education: Bachelor of Nursing Emergency, Critical Care and Anaesthetic certificates.   Current Position: Nursing Director Logan Hospital Medical Services.   Local Break: North End Gold Coast – South Straddie    Surf travel experience: Most breaks in Australia, excluding South and West Oz, Indonesia, South Pacific […]

Francis ‘Frank’ McCleod Joins The Surfing Doctors Party

Another hard-charger has joined the ranks, and is already frothing to get involved and to get out there doing the good Surfing Doctors work. It’s a big welcome to Emergency Nurse Frank McCleod from Perth. Nationality: Australian. Grew up in Perth, and lived in New South Wales  for 13 years. Currently living in Cowaramup, south […]

A Warm Welcome To Andy McHale From Ireland

Andy McHale from Ireland joins the Surfing Doctors. With 20 years of surfing under the belt and some serious traveling behind him, Andy comes with a fine surf pedigree. Age: 28    Occupation: Junior Doctor. Currently placed in the west coast of Ireland, in the South West Acute Hospital. Rotations:  1)General medicine  2) General medicine  […]

Locum opportunity in Torquay, Victoria

There is a locum opportunity in Torquay, Victoria, for two periods next year. It is right in the heart of surf central,  with waves like Winkipop, Bells, Rincon right there, and another  beautiful right-hander which is walking distance from where you will be staying. There is a 4 bedroom house and a car available for […]

Amy Lee Joins Surfing Doctors

A warm welcome to Amy Lee, a surfer and Emergency Registrar from Australia.     Nationality: Australian.   Current Position: Emergency Registrar.   Local Surf breaks: Mermaid Beach, Burleigh, Coolangatta.   Favourite surf destination and why:  Nicaragua. Perfect empty offshore waves all day every day and an amazing chilled out vibe.   Surf Travel: Nicaragua, […]

Thomas Morris, A 4th year Medical Student, Joins Up!

We welcome 4th year Medical Student Thomas Morris to the team. Nationality: English. Current Position: 4th year medical student. Local Surf breaks: Bantham and all the little gems surrounding it in South Devon. Favourite surf destination and why: New Zealand with its empty beach breaks and firing points. Surf Travel: England /  Wales / France […]

Swiss Surfer Dr James Geiger Joins Surfing Doctors

We would like to welcome Dr James Geiger to the Surfing Doctors organisation. Hailing from Switzerland, Dr Geiger is a well-traveled for a land-locked surfer and we look forward to working with him in the future. Name: James Geiger Nationality: Swiss Current Position: Resident in Gynecology and oncoplastic surgery at University hospital Basel, Switzerland Favourite […]

Surfing Doctors Newsletter October 2019

Hi all and welcome to our latest newsletter. Let’s jump straight in. Phil Chapman went on a mission recently, visiting Gnarloo, and scored pumping waves. He left some medical equipment behind at the Tombstone Toilet Block, including a spinal board and a neck brace, and Jon Cohen donated a combat tourniquet. Jon has also posted […]

Maccas, Nias and G-Land with Dr Dave Hately

From the end of July I took a few month sabbatical from work to take up a few opportunities that surfing doctors can help provide in conjunction with two other organisations, The Pagai Foundation at Macaroni’s and Friends of Nias at Lagundri Bay. I’m finishing it off with a stint at our infirmary at Joyo’s […]