Surfing Doctors Newsletter May 2020 – Subs and Wave Pools

Newsletter  May 2020   Surfing Doctors Newsletter May 2020 Hi all As you all know, the annual Surfing Doctors G-Land conference was cancelled this year as a result of C-19. We are now looking at possibly having a weekend conference at the Urbnsurf Wave Pool in Melbourne towards the back end of the year, if […]

Surfing Doctors Welcomes Davin Clarke

Our latest member is Irish-born surfer and Doctor Davin Clarke. Welcome to The Surfing Doctors.   Davin: I’m a 28-year-old UK trained Doctor with an interest in Emergency Medicine. I started surfing in Ireland where I grew up when I was 17/18 and didn’t really appreciate how good the waves were at the time. I […]

A Warm Welcome To Luke Northey

Sydney surfer Luke Northey joins the Surfing Doctors team.       Nationality:  Australian.   Level of education: Medical School in Sydney, Australia.   Current position: Eye Registrar in Sydney, Australia.   Favourite wave: Probably Macaronis, although still searching. Anywhere uncrowded with friends.   Favourite surfer: Dad. He has an ability to find a barrel […]

G-land Joyos Staff COVID Fund

Surfing Doctors Newsletter April 2020     Hi all As you all know, the Surfing Doctors Conference in G-Land was cancelled this year due to COVID-19, and the WSL’s Quiksilver Pro G-Land was withdrawn after that. The staff at Joyos Surf Camp, where we stay during our conference, are having it hard at the moment, […]

A Warm Welcome To Angus Loraine

It’s a big welcome to Australian surfer and Doctor Angus Loraine, who recently joined the Surfing Doctors. Nationality: Australian Current Position: Intensive care PHO Local Surf Spots: South Stradbroke, Gold Coast Mermaid Beach, Gold Coast Casuarina, Northern NSW. Favourite Surf Destination: Anywhere north of Newcastle and South of Gold Coast. An amazing piece of coastline. […]

Dr Mark Wilson Hits The Pool Before Shutdown

We caught up with Dr Mark Wilson, Tasmanian-born Gastroenterologist, who hit the URBNSURF, before the world changed.  Where are you currently based? Hobart, Tasmania. What wave pool is this and where? This is the URBNSURF pool, which is an hour flight away at Melbourne airport.     What were your initial thoughts when arriving at […]

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  […]