Kiama gives this lifeguard his saltwater fix

Andy Mole.

Andy Mole.

What is your occupation?

Lifeguard coordinator at Kiama Council.

Where do you live?

Kiama, 600 metres from the beach.

Where is your hometown?

I was born in the UK, but grew up in a small coastal town called Amanzimtoti, which is situated on the Kwazulu Natal South Coast in South Africa.

Later I moved back to the UK when I was 18 and spent most of my time residing in Cornwall which is in the south west region of the UK.

How does Kiama differ from your hometown? 

They are very similar in many ways, amazing coastlines, great surf and a great small town vibe.

Kiama is an amazing place for your kids to grow up.

Andy Mole

What are your hobbies or what do you like to do in your spare time?

Spending time in the ocean getting my saltwater fix whether that’s surfing or just doing my job – I have the best office in Kiama.

I love spending time with my two beautiful children Jasmine, 11, and Nathan, 8. This year we spent a lot of our spare time at the snow snowboarding at Thredbo – I love to travel in my van with my kids. 

What are some fun facts people don't know about you.

I used to be a pretty keen triathlete, I represented Great Britain in two world championships and completed four Ironmans – I think I was mad LOL.

What is your favourite thing about the area? 

The amazing coastline, the fact the mountains meet the ocean and we are so close to some amazing destinations on the South Coast.  

Kiama is an amazing place for your kids to grow up.

Great vibe in the water as well an awesome surfing community.

What is your favourite holiday destination?

I have had the opportunity over the years to travel to some pretty amazing countries such as the Maldives, Mentawai’s, Fiji, Europe and North America, but I would have to say Cape Town and the South Coast in Natal South Africa and Kiama are right up there with the best.

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