Kris Goodbody is the original founder of BigStyle.

Kris has a questionable background in Journalism, an extensive background in travelling and a litany of water sport qualifications (from lifeguard to coasteering guide) that he’s lost track of.

He spends his life attempting to come up with new adventures in his back garden and the rest of the world, he lives on the HMS Stíl Mór in Grand Canal dock and keeps saying he’s going to write a book…. We’ll believe it when we see it.


‘Greasy B McD’

Ben McDonald is Chief Design Officer of BigStyle.

Ben is the co-owner of BigStyle and our design Guru. He’s been making us look good since 2013, but he’s also got well over a decade of work in design and videography under his belt.

Ben divides his time between BigStyle and BigStyle Media house. When he’s not wielding a camera he can be spotted making our website and branding look the part… otherwise you’ll find him in the sea teaching kitesurfing and surfing, in Dublin, Mayo or the dark heart of Africa.



George Kosinski is a sturdy lad, the backbone of BigStyle. He’s recently qualified from a degree in Agricultural Sciences which has absolutely no bearing on teaching water sports, but he’s always available for a harrowing tale about birthing a lamb or wrangling a goat.

George teaches kitesurfing, Stand Up Paddleboarding and is our expert guide for our west of Ireland trips.


‘Bat Nolan’

Rob is another man who divides his time between BigStyle and BigStyle media house. He’s a kitesurfing, surfing and SUPing instructor – and a eagle eyed maverick behind a camera.

When he’s not warming our hearts with his top level chat he’s cooking up musical delights under his alias Rob de Boer, and these skills are often called upon when a campfire session requires a bit of soul.