Meet The Team

Balmoral Water Sports Sydney Australia


Jono and Sylvie Allen have been running the business here in Balmoral for the last 28 years and have built it up to the success it is today. Probably the most charismatic person you will ever meet, Jono and his brother Andrew have been involved with the Water & snow sports industry his whole life. they both wndsurfed Maui, Fiji, Western Australia, for 10 years, and set up reatail shop Balmoral Boards, they can still be spotted tearing up the waves along Sydney's northern beaches. Jono's wife, Sylvie is commonly know as the queen of Balmoral. She brings the team together and is always the first one to instigate our regular team social events. Between them, not only have they created a very successful business, they have created a lifestyle that any budding instructor would want to be a part of. Jono started sailing at Balmoral Sailing Club when he was 12 years old.



Steve-o Center Manager



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Steve-o Center Manager

Steve Hackey (Steve-o) is our centre Manager here at Balmoral. Steve-o has been in the Water Sports industry for many years, and has been fortunate enough to travel the globe teaching and training instructors to the highest level. The majority of his career was spent with Flying Fish Australia, training instructors and working at Club Vass in Greece, where Steve-o was centre manager for a brief period. Steve-o brings his wealth of experience and warm personality to our team and we are honoured to have him running the show at Balmoral. He now lives full-time here in Sydney Australia and wouldn't change his life in any way..............."This is the greatest place to live and work!!"


2nd​ ​UKWA​ ​Bournemouth​ ​Freestyle, 1st​ ​Place​ ​El​ ​Tur​ ​Egypt​ ​Freestyle, 1st​ ​Place​ ​NSWWA​ ​Gerroa​ ​(Sydney)​ ​Wave, 4th​ ​Australian​ ​Freestyle​ ​Championships


RYA,AS Power Boat Trainer, Senior Instructore Dingy Sailing, Windsurfing Trainer.




Max-o Beach Manger Race Coach





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Max-o Beach Manger Race Coach

Max Gaubert  Started windsurfing back in 2002 at the age of 13 in South of France. Became U21 world champion in 2007 at the age of 17. Travelled around the world since then and stopped here in Australia where I won the Australian Slalom Nationals in 2017. Follow my exciting adventures, training and racing!!!

Sports Management Degree Sailing specialty, France

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 Joana Coordinator

Joana Klenke (Jana ) is our Coordinator here at Balmoral. Jana has been in the Water Sports industry for many years, and has been fortunate enough to work with Australian Sailing teaching and training instructors to the highest level. The majority of her career was spent with Balmoral Watersports, where Jana  was centre manager for a long period. Jana brings her wealth of experience and personality to our team and we are honoured to have her helping the show at Balmoral. Jana has become a mum now and works part time in the industry. We love Jana.



We have been renting our equipment and teaching people to windsurf, sail, kayak and paddleboard since 1989.  Balmoral beach is located on Sydney’s lower north shore.  Balmoral is the harbour’s premiere beach and ideal spot to catch the prevailing north-easterly sea breezes.  We are open year round but our peak season is from September through to April.  Please see our website for further details on the school –



We are a registered Yachting Australia centre. To work at Balmoral you will need to be a qualified Water Sports instructor.  We run dinghy, windsurfing, Paddle boarding and kayaking courses for both adults and children.  If you are multi-qualified that’s even better!  

You will also need to hold a valid powerboat licence and first aid ticket.  We will need to see proof of your qualifications. (It does not matter which governing body issued your certificates).


Our season runs from September to May with the peak season being November-February. 


To see what we regularly get up to on the water, you can take a look at our facebook page (don't forget to like and share)


We are based in Sydney harbour and have a fantastic location for teaching.