Growing Up in WA Waters.
Ken grew up as one of five brothers living 2 streets away from Scarborough beach, where his parents encouraged them to participate in the local surf lifesaving club. Ken excelled in the water and competed with great success at the club. Receiving the title of Legend of the Surf in WA, the highest honour you can receive for lifesaving, he also went on to win 20 Australian titles, and competed in the 1980 Moscow Olympics. When ken retired from top level competitions he was Australia’s most-decorated surf lifesaving representative. Ken went onto start Cottesloe’s first surf shop called Vidler’s, selling a range of surf brands clothing and equipment. He admits retail is hard work and sold the business on some years ago, however enjoyed the experience.
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