Andy Bamford - Aka Chief
Andy – Lukes Dad and business partner is an integral part of the business. Andy has always had a love for the water. Andy left school and jumped on a fishing vessel at the age of 16. Before long Andy was captain.
Andy took up windsurfing in his teenage years and became passionate for wind as a means of boat propulsion. When Kitesurfing came on the scene Andy was one of the first to jump on board and give it a go. The rest is history, Andy grew more and more passionate about kitesurfing and before long was teaching the sport he loves so much.
I love the ocean. When I am on the sea its like an extension of me. I feel a oneness I cannot describe in words. The sea calls me and I am home when I’m out there.
Beach SUP Manager
Keanu has been a water lover since he was a baby and has had the chance to be around it his whole life. He grew up on a yacht with his family and sailed up and down the east coast of Australia.
Keanu is an enthusiastic worker and is very knowledgeable with water sports. He’s been doing Paddle boarding for 7 years and has been kitesurfing for 3 years. It is his passion to be doing these activities in his life. He’s also bilingual in Japanese and English.
Sunny has a passion for building a healthy community by introducing Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) to this beautiful tropical region of Cairns, Australia. She organized a SUP event on Fitzroy Island through Cairns Festival in 2011 which helped boost the popularity of this fun activity. She has experience in operating the “Cairns Boat Hire & Water Taxi” business and also sailed along the east coast of Australia in a 47ft ketch. After working, living and traveling on the water for several years, Sunny found this excellent sport, SUP as a tool to keep fit and socialize with people in nature. Her dream is to build a healthy and happy SUP community here in Cairns and explore different parts of the world by supping. She writes her blog in her mother tongue, Japanese. http://sunny.go-jin.com
Luke is the Son in the team. Chief is his Dad. When it comes to watersports, Luke is passionate. A true waterman who loves to get out on the ocean at the next possible moment. Thats why Luke is a great guy to have on the team. He gives it 100 percent. Whether he’s teaching kitesurfing, running a SUP class, taking a kayak tour or simply out there riding with his mates, Luke gives it his all.