About Us at We Paddle Kayak, Surf Ski and Ocean Ski Coaching

We Paddle is owned and operated by Tim Altman (B.Sc B.H.Sc) who has been paddling kayaks, surf skis and ocean skis for 29 years and coaching for over 10 years. Since 2009 he has been the head ski paddling coach at Torquay Surf Life Saving Club. He represented Australia twice in sprint kayaking and competed in Surf Lifesaving at a national level for many years.

Tim has a passion for the outdoors, fitness and fun and with paddling he gets to incorporate all three. He loves the thrill of teaching clients who are experiencing kayaking for the first time. Kayaking is a brilliant way to enjoy the outdoors and get fit all at the same time.

With a level 1 flatwater coaching certification, Tim currently coaches paddlers of all skill levels from beginners to international standard. Whether one on one coaching or group coaching, contact us at We Paddle via email or phone Tim on 0425 739 918.

TIM ALTMAN B.Sc, B. H.Sc Naturopathy

  • Twice member of Australian Flatwater/Sprint Kayak Team – semi finalist at world championships.
  • Former member AIS, VIS & QAS flatwater kayaking programs.
  • Winner of 4 Australian Sprint/Flatwater Titles (not including masters).
  • 2009 Victorian Open K1 1000m champion.
  • Gold and silver medallist in K2 & K11 35-40yrs at World Marathon Kayak Championships, Perth 2005.
  • Fastest full distance craft (K4) 2008 Red Cross Murray Marathon 2008
  • Fastest paddle leg at Rapid Ascent, Anaconda (Lorne) race 2005, 2006, 2008 (injured in 2007).
  • 2nd in Outlaw Ocean Ski Race #9 (Urquharts Bluff – Torquay) 2009.
  • Top 10 in Perth leg of the world cup ocean paddling series 2006.
  • Competitor in surf ski events at Surf Lifesaving carnivals for 28 years.
  • Winner of 3 silver medals at Australian Surf Lifesaving Championships.
  • Winner of multiple Victorian Surf Lifesaving Championships (including 3 open single and 5 open double ski titles).
  • Coach of MLC kayak club since 2000 (including 5-6 years as head coach) –  winner of the Murray Marathon women’s  school relay team four times.
  • Coach of Mercantile kayak club since 2003 (including coach of national team members, Glenn Singleton and Piers Christiansen).
  • Tim is also a Naturopath and specializes in nutritional and herbal medicine.