Founder — Watersports Guru and GreenX7
I grew up on the Tweed Coast and remember catching my first tube — I was immediately hooked on the ocean and it’s pretty much been my home ever since! I became a Dive Master and worked around the world then later started Watersports Guru at Kingscliff. Our most popular tour is ‘Snorkel with the Turtles’. My interest in nature and its positive effects on our wellbeing led me to create GreenX7, an educational health and wellness framework to empower individuals, teams and organisations to reconnect with nature to thrive sustainably.
Explore: One of the best kept secrets would have to be Cook Island because even most locals aren’t aware of its beauty and plethora of marine life including the large population of green turtles.
Sip: My morning go-to is Mockingbird or Salt Mill in Kingscliff as they’re close to the dog beach where I walk my labs. After dark you’ll find me sipping a cuppa tea on the couch with a book or watching Grand Designs.
Eat: My wife Carly is a master chef so eating in is always my favourite option but our local favourites are La Barrita at Salt, Taverna at Kingscliff and a picnic by the water.
Shop: While I truly get all my enjoyment from being out in nature, I do find Tyalgum a charming place to frolic and ponder.
Do: Surfing with Carly is a favourite, freediving is my passion or if I need to recharge my batteries it’s a paddleboard mindfulness session in the mangroves.