About Phil Bensted and Ocean Swell

Ocean Swell is owned and managed by Phil Bensted, who has many years experience in slalom and white water canoeing, sailing, surfing plus sport aviation. It’s this love of reading the elements whether that be on the ocean or in the air that has brought Phil to outrigger canoeing. It’s after completing his own composite aircraft that Phil was looking for a new challenge and this came in the form of Outrigging. What better way of combining his love of the ocean with the creative desire to design and build in composites. Phil’s workshop is set up on the Sunshine Coast Qld, in the rural area just west of Mooloolaba. Just 15minutes from the action and surrounded by rolling green hills and countryside.