Profile: surfing doctors secretary and founding member Dave Hateley

Dr Dave Hataley

Nationality:
Australian

Current Position:
Rural Generalist, mainly ED and Anaesthetics, but currently Antarctic Medical Officer. I am also The Surfing Doctors general gofer/secretary.

Education and work experience:
GP Fellowship

Previous Volunteer Work:
Solomon Islands, G-land, Mentawai’s, Fiji and Nias

Local surf spot:
Cowaramup Bay

What is your favourite surf destination:
Fiji or Mentawais

 

Travel experience? Where have you been?
Lots of Indo, the Pacific and Asia with a tiny bit of Europe. Also, Antarctica, but no surfing there.

Travel experience? Where have you been?
Lots of Indo, the Pacific and Asia with a tiny bit of Europe. Also, Antarctica, but no surfing there.

Best surf trip ever?
I took a work sabbatical in 2019 and volunteered all over Indonesia – Nias, G-land, and Macaronis with some side trips.

Worst surf trip ever?
When I got run over by a boat prop in Fiji

What is the best thing about surfing?
No phones

Best advice you were ever given with regards to surfing?

Go

Your favourite surfer in the world at this point in time:
Ethan Ewing

Current go-to surfboards:
Warner Bullet and Stryker at the moment, 6’2 and 6’4