Riccardo Scano

Surfing Doctors Profile: Riccardo Scano


Current Position?
Anaesthetics and Critical Care Consultant at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust (United Kingdom)

Education and work experience?
– Medical School at the University of Cagliari (MBBS) and Specialty Training in Anaesthetics and Intensive Care Medicine at the University of Cagliari, Italy
– Internship in Regional Anaesthesia and Transplants at the University of Bologna, Italy
– Internship in Chronic Pain at the University of Verona, Italy

Previous Volunteer Work?
Volunteer in ambulance services in Italy

Medical interests?
Regional Anaesthesia, Intensive Care Medicine and Medical Education

Local surf spot?
Longsands, Tynemouth (England)

What is your favourite surf destination?

Travel experience? Where have you been?
Europe, Canary Islands, Morocco, Sri Lanka, Australia, Indonesia, Maldives, Southern California, Mexico, Philippines

Best surf trip ever?
Maldives (Southern Atolls)

Worst surf trip ever?
Paddling in jellyfish-infested waters in Morocco

What is the best thing about surfing?
Surfing is the ultimate way to stay present and connected to life’s energy.

Best advice you were ever given with regards to surfing?
Let the ocean be your guide in surfing and in life.

Who is your favourite surfer in the world, and why?
Kai Lenny is definitely the most versatile and well-rounded surfer; he can adapt to different conditions and styles of surfing.

Current go-to surfboards? (make and dims)
Thomas MV2 6’5 twin fin
Christenson Carrera 6’4 quad
Christenson Lane Splitter 5’6 twin fin

Christenson C-bucket 7’0 single fin