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Dom

User Age: 28
Tachometer Height:  6’3
Scale Weight: 93 kg
Info Passions: Long distance hiking – surfing – guitar – outdoors – frothing – guiding

Hi! My name is Dom Paver and I’m one of the Directors, guides and instructors at Dreaming Since. It’s my passion to share the beautiful coast line of Australia with people from all walks of life and have been doing so as a profession since I left school at 18 years old. My folks brought me up with a love for the outdoors and a keen interest in meeting people. I’ve spent my adult life travelling the world and working in the outdoors as a guide along with a range of different jobs to fund my adventures.

I worked as a guide in Patagonia at age 18 before moving to Byron Bay and then the Blue Mountains to study Outdoor Ed. Over the years I’ve been lucky enough to travel through Africa, hike the length of New Zealand, make my way across Ireland, surf the east coast of Australia and much more. After having spent a great deal of time experiencing these wonderful places I’ve finally settled in my favorite spot of all, the Surf coast and Great Ocean Road. I would love to share the magic of my home with you and look forward to the adventures to come. Let’s go surfing!

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Hughie

User Age: 27
Tachometer Height:  6’0
Scale Weight: 85 kg
Info Passions: Surfing, writing/playing music, snowboarding, beer, cooking, food, mental health promotion.

G’day! My name is Hughie and I am a tour guide/director/surfing instructor with Dreaming Since and have been since 2017. My first (and probably my last job) was surf instructing and it is one of my favourite things to do. Over the years, on the side I have been promoting positive mental health around Australia through different projects such as my book “Pocket Smiles”. I like to combine the two to work with peoples strengths to produce the best results. It is my pride and joy being able to make people laugh and feel good about themselves, and I get to do that everyday in this line of work!

I am Australian, but I my childhood was spent in the U.S.A before returning as a teen where my surfing passion begun. Passion turned into obsession as I started to make plans in my later years of high school to devote my life to being in the ocean. Straight after I left school I started to teach surfing and started my own handmade surfboard label “Rocky Surfboards” out of a friends backyard, hence our slogan: “Backyard Handjobs”.
At the time I studied entrepreneurship and innovation at RMIT, and once I finished the opportunity to become director of Dreaming Since, a business I was already involved in, and loved presented itself. Here I am, years later in the water everyday, pursuing my passion and as happy as can be!

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