Athletes

Clint Robinson O.A.M.

Oscar Jones

Oscar Jones is a ‘young gun’ of our racing team. Not only does he perform remarkably well in racing across the country, he embodies the very fabric of our brand on and off the water. Whether on flat water or ocean, Oscar is a core part of our team today, and into the future.

Sam Norton

Sam Norton is one of the nicest people you'll ever meet. He lives in Tasmania & races our Surfski at races all over the world. If you ever have the honour of meeting him you'll know what we mean! Not only does he train but he also shares his incredible knowledge with the Next Level Kayaks Team over in Tassie as a Coach.

Noah Harvard

Noah is an all-round good guy who is making waves in the paddling industry. To name a few, he is the 2017 Ocean Racing World Championships, Bronze 2019 Ocean Racing World Championships, Bronze 2019 Shaw and Partners Dash for Cash Champion 2019/20, U19 AORS Champion 2019/20, Open AORS 4th, 8 x SLSA Gold Medals. Noah is a core part of our team and we look forward to supporting Noah's future achievements in the sport. 

Jenaya Massie

Jenaya began Surf Life Saving at the age of 5 and has continued her passion and love of sport. Jenaya represents Australia at national and international level in sprint kayak and ocean paddling. She recently won gold on the U18 K1 1000m at the Australian Sprint Kayak Championships, and also won silver in the U18 K1 500 and U18 K2 500m. Jenaya is the current 2x U18 K2 500m and U18 K1 500m Asia Pacific champion and is striving to continue this success in upcoming regattas. Out of the kayak, Jenaya has continued her love of paddling in a different craft. She has found a new passion in an ocean ski and is excited about downwind paddling. Jenaya is currently the Australian U18 Ocean Ski Champion and is excited to see where she can go in the future in this discipline of paddling.

Jeremy Cotter

The legend himself, Jeremy Cotter runs the Epic Surf Life Saving Australia division of Epic Kayaks Aus as well as the the dealer for Epic Kayaks on the Gold Coast. As a gifted paddler with excellent race results over many years, he knows what he's talking about and is always available to help you find the perfect ski for you or just better you knowledge of paddling. 

Davey Brand

Australia and Race Team Director

Davey has made a significant impact at Epic, both on and off the water, in Australia and internationally over the past two years. Building Epic’s Australia office, Davey has somehow found time to pursue his competitive interests on the water too both here and abroad. Paddling and introducing people to paddling Epics are two passions that make Davey’s position as Australia and Race Team Director the perfect fit. 

Off water

Tess Brand

Marketing Director 

Tess is ‘officially’ responsible for marketing and operations at Epic Kayaks Australia. However, her role extends far beyond the job description with her responsibilities ranging from; events through to customer relations, logistics and generally keeping everyone ‘on track’. Tessa is a key ingredient to the heart and soul of Epic Australia. 

Davey Brand

Australia and Race Team Director

Davey has made a significant impact at Epic, both on and off the water, in Australia and internationally over the past two years. Building Epic’s Australia office, Davey has somehow found time to pursue his competitive interests on the water too both here and abroad. Paddling and introducing people to paddling Epics are two passions that make Davey’s position as Australia and Race Team Director the perfect fit. 

Andrew Bettman

Managing Director 

Andrew is a relative late comer to the world of paddling and lets face it, he won’t be threatening a race podium anytime soon. However, paddling has literally changed his life, culminating in joining the Epic team as a Director in 2020. Andrew loves being out on the water (in an Epic), having fun and growing the sport in Australia and beyond.