NZ Kayaker - sea kayak, white water, and ski expert.
Growing up in the Bay Of Plenty, Tim fell in love with the sport of whitewater kayaking at high school, where he was fortunate enough to enter into the NZ Slalom Team. Being trained by some of the best kayakers in the world, he contributes his success to these early role models and technical grounding .
Returning to Tauranga after study, travel, and life experience, Tim set himself the challenge of becoming the first person to kayak around the whole coastline of New Zealand solo. Nearly 3 years and close to 10’000 kilometers later, he completed his goal and had grown into one of New Zealand’s top kayakers.
With the kayaking lifestyle, salt spray, and love for his region firmly ingrained, Tim decided to open up his kayaking shed to the public and NZ Kayaker was born. He continues to race and explore at a high level, with his most recent achievement breaking the world record for sea kayaking. He managed an incredible 214 kilometres in 24 hours!
If you're looking for a kayaking coach that's both technically competent, yet familiar with the basics, then contact Tim. He loves to introduce beginners, and has a knack of growing their ability without scaring them off. Once you've got the basics down, then talk to him about more advanced skills - be they on whitewater or the ocean.
Available 7 days a week by request. Please contact me to arrange a time.
Clientele type: Individuals or small groups are my specialty for coaching, however larger groups (e.g schools and clubs) can also be catered for.
Specialist areas: Sea Kayaking
Experience - skill: Guiding and coaching full time for the last 6 years.
Experience - Personal: I first started racing in the discipline of whitewater slalom in 2000. I've been competing in various forms of kayaking ever since. My two big achievements are a solo circumnavigation of NZ in a sea kayak and the 24 hour sea kayaking world record.
Facilities available: I have a range of kayaks and equipment available for hire/use during coaching session. I am also a retailer for many top brands. Please contact me if you need any equipment.
Sponsors: Viking Kayaks
Events Support or attend: Lots!