Mark has been paddling on the sea since 2001, primarily paddling the open coast of NSW . He is a qualified Australian Canoeing Sea Instructor, and paddles everything from sea kayaks to surf kayaks to elite racing skis. He’s a former 1st grade cricket & rugby player, with a couple of stints as a professional cricketer in the Lancashire Leagues of England, where he reckons he learned the art of the wind-up, as well as the benefits of cold-weather layering! Mark is a lover of the outdoors, having trekked & paddled through various part of the world, including the Himalaya, Patagonia, the NZ Alps, as well as the wilds of Tasmania . Together with Chris James & Rob Mercer, he recently took part in the first successful expedtion to reach the remote North Reef Lighthouse, some 130km off the Queensland Coast. Mark is the co-founder, with Rob Mercer, of Expedition Kayaks, importing the world's leading upper end sea kayaking gear into Australia.