Doug is a Level 2 Coach with Surf Life Saving Australia


Photo Credit:  Peter Hellberg

Surf Life Saving

Doug has been involved in the Surf Life Saving movement since 1972 as a competitor, coach and administrator and is still actively involved in competition. Doug began his career as a surfer and as a strong swimmer, board paddler and iron man, gradually progressed into other events including surf ski paddling and wave ski riding.

Doug is well known in National and International circles, coaching for many years at Wanda Surf Life Saving Club, coaching the Surf Life Saving Sydney team to success in the NSW Interbranch Championships, coaching with Cronulla Surfing Academy, Kevin Neilson Swimming, 2 years as Ski Coach at Kurrawa Surf Life Saving club and currently assisting with the junior development at BMD Northcliffe Surf Life Saving Club.

His vast experience in surfing activities has given him an understanding for what can often intimidate or hold people back who would love to improve their skills - be it fear of water movement or lack of technique, and therefore confidence.