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Chris Maynard is a true waterman and legend in the sport of Outrigger. Chris is the pioneer for Ozone in Australia and the founder of Paddling Promotions. Chris brings his passion for the sport, together with his leadership.
Aside from his day job, Chris is at the helm of Ozone Australia and takes on the challenge of growing the sport and access to Ozone Built canoes, surfski and paddles.
Matt Carter is a paddler and builder, with 30yrs Paddling experience. Matt lives on the Goldcoast and works closely with Chris to support Ozone Australia.
20yrs in a row at the Hamilton Island International Cup. (1995 – 2014)
Several Australian Titles over Sprint and Marathon OC1 / OC6
10 Molokai crossing under my belt , OC1 , OC1 Relay , OC6 and Surf Ski.
(All top 12)
Gordon Stimson is a Master Plumber & Gas Fitter who runs his own business. When he’s not working you will ﬁnd him on the water paddling a wide range of watercraft.
In his early years, it was surfboards and windsurfers but as time has progressed he has transitioned to standup paddleboards, foil boards, and now outrigger canoes.
Gordon (Stimo as he is known in WA) has been a West Australian State
Paddleboard Champion, has competed at Nationals in both downwind and tech
racing is a SUP team rider for DC Paddleboards and has been President of the
Stand Up Paddleboard Association of Western Australia (SUPWA). He has also
completed his Level 2 judging certiﬁcation with Surﬁng Australia. Following this hit list, the transition to OC paddling was inevitable. The introduction to OC paddling started as a rehabilitation program with good friend Adam Fahey. Adam a keen paddleboarder, suﬀered a workplace injury and could no longer paddle, so the OC2 was purchased in an eﬀort to keep him on the water. The ﬁrst goal to stay in the boat, the second goal to paddle in 2018 "The Doctor" in Perth, the biggest downwind ocean race in the world, 28km open ocean from Rottnest to Sorrento, downwind bumps all the way!
From OC6, OC2 and to OC1, Stimo has proved himself a very capable and
competitive paddler in the outrigger community in a very short time. Stimo spends most days downwind paddling, however, it can be guaranteed he will also be found somewhere helping out the crew with anything paddling related - whatever craft they ride!