Dwayne Thuys helps Sarah Hamilton of Cudgen with her kayak while she is given lessons by  instructor Glen Murray
Dwayne Thuys helps Sarah Hamilton of Cudgen with her kayak while she is given lessons by instructor Glen Murray

Easing tensions in placid Cudgen Creek



AUSTRALIA'S top corporate decision makers are set to work up a sweat while drawing inspiration from the picturesque setting of Salt village on the Tweed Coast.

The adventure sports operation now being run out of Peppers and the Outrigger on the Beach Resort will provide corporate teambuilding activities to help sharpen the minds of business executives and staff attending conferences.

The newly-opened business caters for recreational users as well as business executives, and will eventually be run from the boathouse on Cudgen Creek when the new boathouse building is completed later this year.

The adventure school will be known to the general public as Go Ride A Wave, and its corporate team-building entity will go under the name Over The Edge.

The inspiration behind the concept, Peter Fidler, has been involved in the operation of several successful Go Ride A Wave locations along Victoria's Great Ocean Road at Anglesea, Lorne and Geelong.

Originally established nearly 20 years ago as a learn-to-surf school, Go Ride A Wave has progressed to the stage where it provides an extensive range of leisure and recreational activities such as surf lifesaving, rock climbing and abseiling, and initiativebased adventure courses.

Mr Fidler believes the pristine location around the Salt boathouse is the perfect environment for de-stressing and re-energising corporate executives.

"It is just a brilliant location, with the beach strip on one side, the beautiful wide Cudgen Creek on the other and all the facilities of Salt village right on hand," he said.

Local partner in the business, former ironman champion Dwayne Thuys, is just as enthusiastic about the concept.

"Peppers and the Outrigger will be an excellent venue for business conferences and conventions, and Over the Edge will give them a chance to clear their minds and shake off the cobwebs," he said.



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