Simon Tien
Current Position? 
Surf school owner, casual contract paramedic and emergency service in Northwest, Jet Ski Water Safety – Water Patrol Australia.
Education and work experience? 
Bachelor of Paramedical Science, currently studying Master of Mental Health (complete October 2023), 8 years emergency services, 4 years contract paramedic. 
Previous Volunteer Work 
Samoa at Samoana Resort, Namotu Island, Fiji.
Medical interests? 
Emergency rescue, paramedicine.
Local surf spot? 
Gracetown, Western Australia. 
What is your favourite surf destination?
Northwest WA.
Travel experience? 
Best surf trip ever? 
Tahiti 2010.
Worst surf trip ever? 
Every time we get skunked chasing swell.
What is the best thing about surfing? 
Best advice you were ever given with regards to surfing? 
Push hard over the ledge! 
Who is your favourite surfer in the world, and why? 
Jacob Wilcox – charges and rips. 
Current go-to surfboards? (make and dims)
5’11 Moose custom surfboard, hand-shaped. 
5’8 Ben Rufus tow board – black slabbath.
Any other information you would like to add about yourself?
I love sharing knowledge about the ocean, applying emergency rescue/water safety to its ever-changing environment, and looking to develop surf therapy in southwest Australia.