We would like to welcome final year Medical Student Nick Cooper to the Surfing Doctors fold. Nick is a goofy-footer from Newcastle.
Final Year Medical Student at University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia.
Local surf spot:
Dixon Park, Newcastle.
Favourite surf destination
New Ireland/New Hanover PNG.
North America, Central America, Europe, Indo, Japan, Samoa, Vanuatu, Philippines.
Best surf trip ever:
Definitely spending 2-3 months on an elective in Kavieng Papua New Guinea with two co-students Jonny and Mallee. Plenty of waves and shenanigans.
Worst surf trip ever
South coast NSW trip for a week with a couple mates, did my meniscus second day and had to take photos the rest of the time of empty Aussie Pipe.
Best advice given regarding surfing:
Less is more.
Education and work experience:
Final year BMed with clinical years at John Hunter Hospital. Medical elective at kavieng general hospital kavieng. I also have a physio degree and worked for a year at St Vincent’s hospital in Sydney.
Favourite surfer and why:
Luis Stackhouse because he does big boy turns.
Current go-to surfboard:
A Dylan Perese 5’10” about 26.5 lts.