Tony Henry is a true local. His expertise combined with his love of Stand Up Paddle Boarding make for an unforgettable experience.
He is an Accredited Stand Up Paddle Coach with both ASI (Academy of Surfing Instructors) and Surfing NSW and has a Degree in Physical Education, specializing in biomechanics.
Tony has attained his Ocean Safety Surf Coach Award and is certified in First Aid & Advanced Resuscitation by the Australian Professional Lifeguard Association. He has lived on the beautiful Northern Beaches his whole life and the ocean and surrounding waterways has been his playground since his early years in the Nippers.
Tony started out teaching Physical Education and music. He was a founding member and drummer of the band, The Cockroaches, achieving Gold and Platinum success and went on to tour, write and record with The Wiggles (he was the inspiration for “waterman” Henry the Octopus).
Tony, a life long surfer, was hooked on Stand Up Paddling immediately after trying it. The increased fitness and mental clarity SUP provided was life changing. It wasn’t long before friends, family and strangers were asking him for lessons. He decided to leave his job in executive management to follow his passion.
“SUP is as exciting as surfing, but it’s more versatile as you are no longer at the mercy of the surf conditions. It no longer mattered if the surf was up, I wasn’t limited to using just the beach and could get away from the crowds.”
Living in Pittwater, there are so many beautiful, tranquil waterways to explore. The sheer beauty of the environment combined with the added physical and emotional benefits make Stand Up Paddle Boarding the ultimate activity.
“You are moving forward, there’s a rhythm, the sound of the paddle stroking through the water, focused, balanced, breathing deeply, in the moment. It’s my passion.”
Why not try with a few friends?
Call or email Tony today to arrange a lesson.
or phone Tony on: 0413 363 405