I’ve spent over 40 years in the ocean, 25 of them in Margaret River. I reckon I’ve surfed, paddled, fished, hiked and visited nearly every coastal trail, reef ledge and beach in the region!
Your safety is paramount to me in being able to enjoy your time in Margaret River. I’ve got over 30 years experience in aquatic rescue and ocean safety. I’ve worked in water safety services in a range of different areas, for Hollywood as the Marine Coordinator for the movie Drift
, and as a consultant to the Emirate of Dubai
. I spent many years coordinating the Margaret River jet ski rescue for Surf Life Saving and working as a rescue crewman in the Westpac Lifesaver Helicopter
. That’s me jumping out of the chopper! I was also the Government Project Manager for the world’s first artificial surf reef
I have a PhD in internet strategy and 3 other degrees in sports science. You can see my background at linkedin
, or view details of my other business, a wine marketing company, Wine&Pixels
. I also enjoy paddle surfing and made some video
s of some days out at a local surf break a while back. My wife, Charlotte coaches local ladies in the pool, getting them confident in the water with ‘Swimming Women
‘, and 3 boys under the age of 12 keep me constantly on the go!
Things to keep you safe
My rescue qualifications and experience include; Surf Life Saving Australia Bronze Medallion, Advanced Resuscitation, & Helicopter Rescue Crew certificates and competencies. St Johns Senior First Aid certificate. I carry the following gear in case we need it; Comprehensive first aid kit; Handheld UHF radio, VHF marine radio. Our vehicle is a Land Rover Discovery 4 especially fitted out for touring and beach work. I am licensed by Department of Parks and Wildlife as an official operator within the National Parks, which means I have to abide by their rules and regulations. I liaise with the local rangers and lifeguards to ensure you have the best, safest time whilst touring with me.