Sun, surf and joy of being paid: Gladstone's best job?
THE sun on your skin, the breeze in your hair and controlling the waves with your feet. What better feeling is there?
Getting paid to do it.
Josh Young is a Tannum Sands kite boarding instructor and co-owns his business Intheloop Tannum Sands Kite and Paddle with wife Annie.
He loves the flexibility of the job.
"Just being out on the water, having fun with people and getting paid to do something you love," he said.
Does it sound too good to be true? It may be.
While Josh would like to focus on his sporting passion full-time, he is still focusing on his career in Gladstone's resources industry.
Josh has taught up to 60 people since he started two years ago, finding time after work and at the weekends at Tannum Sands beach.
"It's a good location, with the creek mouth there," Josh said.
"You've got the flat water and you've also got the waves. It's one of the most accessible beaches with good consistent winds."
There's a burgeoning tourist industry in Gladstone and jobs like this are available.
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