OWNER / TOUR GUIDE
Andrew is the owner and main tour guide at Kayak Fun. He has been paddling canoes and kayaks for over 45 years with several gap years when he was distracted water skiing and snow skiing along with sailing and swimming.
Andrew grew up in a swimming family and started paddling Canadian canoes as a boy scout and then progressed to kayaks. As part of the Mitta Mitta Canoe Club in Albury Wodonga, most rivers were paddled throughout North Eastern Victoria and sometimes Andrew paddled white water throughout late winter/ early spring in the thawed water flowing from the snowfields.
During a brief time with a Canberra canoe club Andrew found himself teaching eskimo rolling kayaks in a heated swimming pool (a luxury he didn’t have whilst learning!). With busy family life in Canberra he would annually practice eskimo rolling in the backyard pool.
After moving to Queensland twelve years ago, Andrew continued his passion for kayaking and is still finding new and interesting places to paddle with regular spots close to Wellington Point where he lives in the Redlands. He often travels further away for social paddles and has found favorite places such as Currumbin Creek and Wyaralong Dam. Andrew dreams of being able to paddle Leslie Harrison Dam in the Redlands when it opens for water sports.
Andrew has a Bronze Medallion in Life Saving, holds a Senior First Aid Certification and Blue Card. He has also been actively upgrading his skills as a Kayak guide with formal training provided by Blue Peter at The Sea School.
A special thanks to Jonathan Goss for his valued assistance in helping Andrew realise his passion.