A big welcome to Dr Megan Dickson, an ER resident in southern California Bio: I grew up on the beaches of Orange County, California with a deep love for the ocean. I spent most of my childhood swimming, both in the oceans and the pool as a competitive club swimmer. I picked up surfing as an […]
Surfing Doctors member Rachael Dawe headed out to the Mentawais for a surf/work stint, and scored the trip of a lifetime. We chatted to her once she had calmed down after her return to reality. Was it your first time out to the Mentawais? If so, what did you think of the place? […]
Welcome to Dr Estrele, who spends her time surfing and working in Portugal, when not on a surf trip somewhere… Where are you from? 🇵🇹 Portugal. What is your current position? Dr and owner of a Medical and Dental Clinic ( It’s a lot of work, believe me… ) Where are your local breaks […]
Name: Tom Pyke Nationality: Australian Home Town: Brisbane Studies: 3rd year med student at Flinders University Surf Travel Experience: Australia (East Coast, South Coast, Arnhem land), Indo, Portugal, Columbia, Brazil Favorite Surf Spot: Yorke Peninsula Local Break: Currently ‘Squealers’ at Yirrkalla, NT. Favorite Board: Enjoying the 9”4 Mctavish squaretail at the moment Favorite Surfer: On […]
Czech surfer and Doctor Lenka Janoušková joins the team. Name Lenka Janoušková Nationality Czech Studies and training Studies: Faculty of Medicine Palacký University Olomouc, 10 month internal medicine residency program Hornická Hospital Karviná, 4 month internship- cardiology department Lisbon, Internship in Semarang (Java) internal medicine department, Internship in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) oncology […]
Where from: Birmingham, United Kingdom Age: 36 Studies: MBBS, FRACGP, Diploma Anaesthesia, Clinical Ultrasound (just commenced) Place of work: Geraldton Currently working between: Geraldton Occupation: Anaesthetics, Cardiac Testing, Clinical Lecturer (UWA and ND) and Headspace Years surfing: Five Favourite waves: Long and clean head high A – frame, Offshore wind and a bit of sun Local break: […]
Dr Angus Murry – this dude – has been getting his fair share of tubes lately. Click on the image to see him get slotted, in large format.
Name: Zack Cohen Nationality: USA Studies and training: B.S. in Molecular Environmental Biology from UC Berkeley Current position: Private Tutor Previous benevolent work: Swim coaching and volunteer tutoring Favourite surf destination: HT’s. How can that place not be anyone’s favorites? Surf travel experience: Indo, Central America, Mexico, New Zealand Favourite […]
Dr Rowan Walker Home town: Lennox Head Surfed: Australia East Coast, Indonesia (Bali,Llembongan, West Java), Sri Lanka, Maldives, Hawaii (Waikiki), France, Spain and Portugal. Work: Ortho, locuming this year anywhere in Australia. Previous Work: Intern/RMO Coffs Harbour, Reg Mackay and Gold Coast.
Introducing our latest member Dr Matthew Greber Nationality – Australian Studies and training – Medicine at Griffith on the GC, Intern in Cairns (wave starved), Brisbane since. Current position – Crit Care SHO at Mater Hospital Brisbane. Previous benevolent work – Worked in Samoa Tupua Tamasese hospital for 6 weeks. Also helped out in Cherberg for several weeks in […]
Introducing Dr Chris Hewitt, just in time before he heads over to G-Land for the 10th Annual Surfing Doctors Conference at Joyos. Firstly, where are you from? Devon, UK Where do you currently work? Tweed Heads Emergency Department, NSW, Australia What is your position here? Resident Medical Officer Education: Bristol University – BSc. Anatomy and […]
A warm welcome to Morgan Skiperdene, on joining the Surfing Doctors. Morgan has been surfing for a number of years, and it seems she likes to charge when it gets a bit more challenging. Her favourite board at the moment is a Tomo Sci Fi. Nationality – Australian and American Studies and training – […]
Dates: 10 – 16 June Venue: G-Land, also known as Plengkung Beach, on the Grajagan Bay, Alas Purwo National Park, East Java, Indonesia. Accommodation: We will be staying at Joyos Surf Camp Any inquiries: Dr Phil Chapman.
Nationality: New Zealand Current position: Medical Student, Wellington, NZ Local Breaks: Anywhere in Taranaki, Lyall Bay or the Wairarapa coastline Favourite surf destinations: Lombok Surf Travel Experience: Bali twice, Kuta Lombok once Non-surf Travel Experience: Traveled for 10 weeks around California, France, Italy, England, Scotland with family, as well as Rarotonga and Fiji. Went to […]
Let’s check in with Dr Martin Ibach Where were you born? I’m Australian born but German/Danish parents . Education? I went to University in Perth at University of Western Australia. Current position? Currently an ED SMO at Busselton Hospital and Rural GP Anaesthetist at Margaret River Medical Centre and Hospital (been there […]
A Hawaiian goofy-footer joins the Surfing Doctors team. Let’s find out more about Dr Ben Massenburg Hometown: I grew up surfing in Maui, Hawaii. Education: I went to Harvard University for my undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering where I started the Board Riders Association of Harvard (BRAH), and continued surfing in Rhode Island and Northern […]
Nationality: Australian. Current position: Pharmacist at Perisher Pharmacy throughout the winter months. Perisher is the largest ski resort in the southern hemisphere, which means I’m usually snowboarding on my days off. For the rest of the year I work as a locum pharmacist in community pharmacies all over Australia. Recent locum stints have included working […]
NATIONALITY: Australian CURRENT POSITION: Junior Doctor, Albany WA LOCAL BREAKS: Anywhere between Albany, Denmark and Bremer Bay FAVOURITE SURF DESTINATION: Gnarloo, G Land SURF TRAVEL EXPERIENCE: Portugal, Indonesia, Canada, United States, Mexico, Panama, Eastern Australia NON-SURF TRAVEL EXPERIENCE: Snow Boarding – Finland, Canada, United States, NZ. Also spent some time through Western Europe. EDUCATION: Physiotherapy […]
It’s a warm welcome to Dr Sean Morrow from Australia Position: Critical care SRMO, Mater Hospital, Brisbane Favourite surf destination: Straddie Surf travel: Australia, New Zealand, Indo (Bali, G-land, Sumbawa), Hawaii, California, Costa Rica, Brazil Worst travel experience: Getting stuck in the middle of nowhere on a broken-down bus en route to Bolivia, […]