Jungle politics and a dropping swell

Howzit guys , Well we are yet again surfed out after a clean day of 4-5ft waves . The morning revealed some gems down at the Pad ..and even a few Speedies sections . There were a few incidents of surf rage today . The finer details have not been revealed , but we gather […]

Turtle calls out the novices

Howdee folks Here we are again, reporting in the south eastern tip of Java. Today revealed a disjointed swell, in the 6 – 8 ft area and it turned into a day of solid paddling with a few bombs. The morning session really only had about 4 surfers in the line-up, all battling with the rip […]

Patience ..and then some .

Well folks , the swell has remained solid . So solid that were unable to attack the main break again today . If , however the vital ingredients had come togather ..we could have had a perfect day .. Such is life . We awoke to a major downpour , followed by pretty radical humidity […]

Roosters raid the coop .

The Roosters woke up bleary eyed trying to live up to there namesake .. We woke up to a massive south mass off surf .. After a couple of eggs / and bacon ….the reality was the G-land farmers had nothing worthy of cutivation on our beloved reef ..thus leading to one thing .. a […]

Big swell washout !

Well folks here we are again in the humid /torpid heat ..Swell maxed out at 8ft+ , and along with the low tides and the surge we were all forced to head twenty minutes down the track to 20/20’s . It was a clean 3-4ft ..which was pleasantly surprising … It was great to share […]

A day of cooking waves , and perspective .

Howzit guys , It has been a huge day of perfect waves and savage sunburn ..still fighting with the keyboard , but we have come to some kind of strange nexus . Today provided all punters with solid 6-8ft tubes . There were a few very memorable moments .. I’m not going to stroke anyones […]

Quick report

Howzit guys , wave are cooking .. Crew are stoked ..I just typed a massive message ..and lost it in the blog cozmos ..shit , does’nt that piss you off . Either way the moral is high and the swell is predicted to rise …everyone ..is amping . So I suppose it’s time for one […]

Swell generator at work !

Hi guys , well there has been some pretty good surf , and the swell is predicted to rise . It was a clean 4-6ft today , and we had a fairly mellow crowd . Things are looking up , and hopefully the predicted swell doesn’t wash through . No nasty lacerations today , but […]

Blog Delirium

Working on this right now ..that is the blog , not te delirium …will report in on the morrow . Post breakfast with a better laptop !! These keys are bad , and my peripheral neuropathy is kicking in ….chat soon . Adios ….Swell is up and so are the spirits .

September G-land Froth is on !!

Well it’s that time of the year again , and the crazy September crew are heading north . News has filtered out of the camps that the surf in August was pretty good . Unfortunately there was a chap who dislocated his shoulder and there was no doc around . Yet again a reminder to […]

Leaving the Jungle…

Leaving the jungle is never easy to do, but leave I had to.. I’m writing from the shiny airport at Seoul, courtesy of their free WiFi… Speedies has been going off the last couple of days with lots of happy and frazzled folk- again crowd factor has been minimal… To summarise, I’ll quote Nick Yoga […]

The boys are back in town….

Bagus times! It’s pretty small today, if it was home you would be frothing, but the guys have called a lay day… And the boys are back in town. Kimbo, Dan and Stephane have pulled in for the swell that should be here tomorrow, so enjoying some rapid fire banter in their company…. today’s all […]


Lots of pretty stoked people in camp after yesterday’s barrelfest… today’s a little bit smaller, but still looking good, but everyone in good spirits, despite a couple of creased boards, broken boards and broken fins… I was just finishing lunch (fresh sweet and sour fish- yum) when I saw Mick the surf guide coming from […]

Surfing Doctors Conference 2010

SURFDOC conference: we are planning a week- long conference at G-land in the early season next year- probably end of April/ start May, partners and kids all welcome. Apart from the surfing component, we would also include and educational component, and some logistics planning…. please drop me an email if you would be interested in […]

Camp numbers picking up… and so are the waves….

We had pretty small G-land yesterday, but better today… and set to be better tomorrow… Numbers in camp have gone up- 31 people arrived today and only 3 left,. pretty mellow crowd from all 4 corners of the globe… Have been talking through making some camp changes with Camp Boss Laurenz, and will keep you […]

Jungle Life…

Waves still barrelling and perfect and ridiculously uncrowded.. I’ve been teaching Mick Burke the surf guide and Annie how to suture using a bit of cut up wetsuit- have to say Mick’s getting the hang of it pretty well… I’ve taken a bit of old reef out of Mick’s foot and looking forward to dinner- […]

Still pumping…

Hi all, A few sore heads around the place as birthday celebrations went on into the night, the chef made a cracking chocolate cake complete with festive candles… there’s a few people I’m sure will be feeling pretty seedy on their way back to Bali today… Will managed the worst injury of the day (non […]

Waves, waves and more waves!

Waves: Well. There were definitely waves yesterday, as predicted it cleaned up, but didn’t drop off. G-land was enormous with some sets that were easily over 10 foot. Burko got loads, about 15 people in the water… great big angry looking barrels. One guy snapped his leash and lost his board, that would have been […]

Latest from G-land

Hey all, The swell’s arrived, and there’s huge messy G-land… some good waves at 20-20’s, and that’s where a lot of guys surfed today… Burko got some good pics and managed to make little bro Paul look like he really can surf… hopefully it cleans up tomorrow… Still uncrowded… A few people left today, a […]

Jungle Times

The gods of technology have been smiling down upon me in my jungle abode, and not only is the Blog on www.surfingdoctors.com up, but I have also worked out how to use it… no kicking, screaming or swearing either…a triumph! I’ve also uploaded the few previous missives that I’d sent out via our Facebook group […]