What made you decide to come to Magnetic Island for the Clint Robinson Paddle Retreat?
To escape a Melbourne winter and to learn some tips and skills from the best of the best. I first met Clint a few years back when I started paddling. I'd had a long break away from the sport and I respect his skills, abilities and like his teaching style - can always count on Clint to keep it real
What were the key take home points that you took from the weekend?
a) More time in the boat
b) Drop my top hand
c) Get my core into shape
d) Focus on the catch at the front of the stroke
What was the highlight of your trip?
a) Meeting the Destination Adventure team and a rockstar line up of fellow paddlers.
b) The food....god so much yummy food! Peppers Resort is a top location for such a clinic
c) Exploring Maggie Island - she's a beauty
What adventures have you been on since we last saw you?
Well, I came to Maggie Island to work on technique. I then went to Ningaloo Reef in WA a week later to put skills into practice with a week of downwind paddling in another gobsmackingly gorgeous location with an awesome group of folks - Dean Gardiner - the king of downwind paddling, and an awesome group from Ocean Paddler.
Then, the big one...the Mauritius Ocean Classic! My word....that was so far out of my comfort zone there are not enough words!
Life is short I figure, I like to make it one big adventure