I’m an experienced paddleboard coach and run a paddleboard school based on the Thames at Richmond which I set up with my business partner Mark three years ago. So far in 2021 I have run paddleboard lessons for just short of 500 people.
I’ve been paddling on the Thames and all over the world since I was a teenager, initially in kayaks and for the last 8 years on a paddleboard. I also do a lot of paddling in the sea in Cornwall, including some long distance adventure trips.
I started paddleboard coaching about 4 years ago, initially part time and then full time for the last 3 years.
Over 40 years paddling experience in kayaks and on paddleboards, and 4 years paddleboard coaching.
WSA Adventure Guide
BSUPA Level 1 paddleboard coach
Thames Skills & Knowledge
Active360 Paddleboard Coaching award
British Canoeing Foundation Safety and Rescue training
Outdoor First Aid
RYA Level 3 Powerboat
RYA Safety Boat
Commercial Powerboat Licence (due to complete Nov 2021)
RYA Level 3 Dinghy Sailing
ICC Yacht Sailing
Older children 12-17
Young adults 18-25
Small groups (less than 6)
Larger groups (more than 6)
Teddington-Putney (tidal Thames)
Paid positions. Hourly rate: £25
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