About Us

About Us

Coastwatch was founded in 1989 by Ken “Brownie” Brown as a Queensland coastal info service on Channel 7 Brisbane, the Courier and Sunday Mail, Radio 4KQ and the Coastwatch web site.

Brownie grew up on or in the ocean, surfing, boating and fishing. He is a qualified marine master and engineer and for many years ran marlin fishing charters out of Brisbane, while at the same time working for the media.

His practical experience is what made Brownie and Coastwatch a “trusted” coastal info source.

Brownie made the decision to slow down in 2022 and handed the reins to long time friend David Granville.

In 2024, Coastwatch has been acquired by an experienced team, brought up on and passionate about Coastwatch — and all elements of Australian coastal life — committed to enlivening Coastwatch for a new generation and its next great chapter.

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