Coffs Coast Surf Tours is run by Annelies, Joe and Chelsea.
We are a locally based operator with a passion for the outdoors and an excitement to share this with everyone around us. We strive to give people the best experience possible while respecting the nature, culture and beauty of our region. We understand that travellers like to get out and explore and that’s why we are here – to give people the opportunity to do so, and Coffs Harbour Region is the perfect location to show off.
Joe is a born and bred local in the area, having grown up in Sawtell he has spent a large portion of his life in the ocean. Having moved inland to Central Australia a while back he began a journey through parts of Australia not many of us know exists, gaining an ever growing appreciation and understanding of the cultures and landscapes of this continent. A lot of his time was spent in remote areas whilst studying anthropology or tour guiding. A few years back he decided it was time he landed himself back where he grew up, and now he’s slipped right back in to being a local.
Chelsea hails from just up the road, a Yamba local who somehow wandered down here and found a new home a few years ago. With a maddening passion for the ocean and the environment she’s lived an exciting life with her focus on the outdoors. With a strong background in hospitality it seemed only logical to translate that to the outside world where she can take those interpersonal skills and combine them with the ocean, rain forest and waterfalls.
Annelies spent her childhood in Newcastle and as an adult she took to the road, discovering many corners of Australia where she found a fervent love for all things nature. After working for five years as a tour guide in many regions of Australia, as well as travelling throughout this vast continent, she felt it was time to put a few roots down and Coffs Harbour presented the opportunity to do so.