Surf Life Saver Profile 39

Published: January 25, 2024 Last Updated: January 25, 2024

Welcome Kirk and thanks for sharing with us


So let’s get deep and meaningful straight up

Q – How long have you been in Coolum Surf Life Saving Club and what motivated you to volunteer your time?

This is my second season

I spent 12 years patrolling at Collaroy in Sydney when I was younger and always wanted to get back into it


Q – Is your experience so far what you thought it would be?

It has been better. A great bunch of people to patrol and socialise with

I thoroughly enjoy the training too!


On a lighter side

Q – Where did you grow up? (Assuming you’ve grown up)

Sydney – Go the Blues!


Q – What’s the best job you’ve ever had?

Other than this?? There’s two… ski instructing – where I got to ski ‘all day, every day’. And I worked as a zipline guide for a summer in Canada.


Q – Any nicknames?

Captain (haha, very original)




Q – Any Hobbies?

Pickleball, travelling, golf


Q – Favourite Music/Musician/Band

Blink 182


Q – Can you cook and what’s your favourite dish to prepare?

I can – steak & fries, and I can do a mean pulled pork


Q – Final & Life defining Question…. Pineapple on Pizza, Yes or No??





Thank you Kirk


If you’d like to share your story here with your mates, please contact your member officer - we’d all luv to hear it. Cheers

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