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About OzPaddle

OzPaddle combines the manufacturing expertise and elite-level paddling experience of Jim and Tommy Woodriff to provide kayaks and kayak training venues that are second to none.

Jim and Tommy have years of experience in educating people on the water and are personally on hand at Rose Bay and Woolloomooloo Group Fitness Training Sessions to give you the best advice on all things paddling.

This experience, coupled with the years of manufacturing experience of Jim Woodriff, makes OzPaddle the #1 choice for kayak sales and group fitness training.

OzPaddle kayaks are wholly designed and manufactured in Australia at our factory on the Sunshine Coast.  We proudly support the Australian Surf Lifesaving industry and provide specialised skis and equipment tailored to the Australian environment.

ABOUT OUR TOUR GUIDE

Sophie Morgan - Sydney Harbour Tour GuideSophie Morgan runs Tours from our Sydney City and Rose Bay locations.

Sophie is a qualified instructor & guide with Australian Canoeing.  She has been running tours on Sydney Harbour since 2009 and has paddled competitively since 2005, competing in many ocean, surf and river races around Australia.  Sophie has been a Surf Lifesaver since 2001 at North Bondi Surf Club and has taught Bronze Medallion courses for 8 years.  She holds a First Aid certificate and Working with Children Blue Card.  She is experienced in taking individuals, corporate groups, social groups, school groups, not-for-profit organisations and council groups in various locations throughout Sydney Harbour.

She is passionate about paddling and loves showing guests the beauty of Sydney Harbour viewed from the water.

  • Australian Canoeing – Qualified flatwater guide
  • Australian Canoeing – Qualified kayak instructor
  • Holds a First Aid Certificate
  • Holds a Waterways License
  • Highly Experienced Waterperson
  • 2001 – Present – Member of North Bondi Surf Lifesaving Club
  • Bronze Medallion – Taught courses for 8 years
  • Active Patrols at North Bondi for over 10 years
  • Organised and run a biathlon  (swim / run /swim) at North Bondi for over 15 years
  • 2006 1st Womens East Coast Ocean Challenge Rose Bay
  • 2006 Completed Iron Women Long Course – Coolangatta Gold
  • 2007 Completed Iron Women Long Course – Coolangatta Gold
  • 2007 1st Womens East Coast Ocean Challenge Bondi Beach
  • 2007 2nd Womens Akuna Bay Adventure race
  • 2008 4th Womens Team Coolangatta Gold Ski Paddler
  • 2009 2nd Avon Descent Womens Open Ski – 144km Race
  • 2010 1st Double ski 16kms Downwind Narrabeen to Manly Ocean Series race
  • 2011 7th Aussie Titles – SLSA Open Mixed Double Ski
  • 2013: 1st Double Mixed Ski “King of The Harbour” 16km race – Manly
  • 2006-2014: Represented North Bondi and Bronte Surf clubs in Surf ski – Single ski, Taplin, Female Ski Relay, Double and Mixed Double ski races
Sophie Morgan - Sydney Harbour Tour Guide
Sophie Morgan - Sydney Harbour Tour Guide
Sophie Morgan - Sydney Harbour Tour Guide

ABOUT OUR TRAINERS

ROSE BAY FITNESS SESSIONS

OzPAddle Rose Bay - Tommy WoodriffTommy Woodriff runs group fitness sessions from our Rose Bay location.

Tommy is a respected elite Australian paddler who is still actively involved and passionate about the sport. It is this passion, enthusiasm and experience that makes OzPaddle the No.1 choice for Kayak Group Fitness Training

SYDNEY CITY FITNESS SESSIONS

Sophie Morgan - Sydney Harbour Kayak Tour GuideSophie Morgan runs group fitness sessions from our Sydney City location.

Sophie holds the Flatwater Guide accreditation from Australian Canoeing and has many years of experience in kayak racing and fitness training around the Harbour.

She is passionate about paddling and loves showing guests the beauty of Sydney Harbour viewed from the water.

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