OUR TEAM

Saltwater SUP stand up paddle boarding school is in Essex and our instructors are all passionate about Stand Up Paddle boarding, along with a keen interest in other water sports. We have a background in qualified teaching in a variety of different sports – Jeff has FA Football Coaching badges, Ollie qualified as a PADI Dive Instructor before becoming hooked on Paddle Boarding, and Daryl is a Windsurf, Sailing, Kayak and Swimming instructor teaching overseas for many years. Jeff and Ollie have SUP racing experience and recently both have won UK category club races. John is an experienced Kite Surfer, Matt and Amanda recently qualified as BSUPA instructors. We are also Qualified First Aiders and DBS checked. 

OUR TEAM

MEET JEFF, OLLIE & LUCY

JEFF

Jeff has enjoyed surfing over the years and first tried Stand up paddle boarding in Jersey many years ago. He enjoyed it so much he came home and immediately bought a paddle board. Teaching paddle boarding at Saltwater since 2017, he has recently started SUP racing.

BSUPA qualified advanced Level 2 Race & Tour SUP instructor

OLLIE

Ollie is the king of ‘step backs’, often seen helicoptering at Chalkwell on his board. Ollie qualified as a PADI Dive Instructor teaching in Islands of Thailand, before becoming hooked on paddle boarding. Ollie has also recently started SUP racing and won his first competitive race. Ollie also won the inaugural Saltwater SUP 10.6 club men’s race in 2020.

BSUPA qualified advanced Level 2 Race & Tour SUP instructor

LUCY

Lucy has 9 years Outdoor Education background, qualified in a variety of outdoor pursuits including SUP, Kayaking, Canoeing, Climbing and much more. Lucy became devoted to SUP when she first became an Outdoor Instructor in 2014. She enjoyed it so much, she's travelled the world teaching paddle boarding including 4 years in New Zealand.

BSUPA qualified advanced Level 2 Race & Tour SUP instructor

MEET MATT, AMANDA, DARYL & JOHN

Saltwater SUP instructor Matt
MATT

Matt enjoyed the SUP scene at Chalkwell Beach and began supporting us with our lessons. His enjoyment led him to pursue his paddle boarding passion further by taking his BSUPA qualifications.

BSUPA Qualified Level 1 Instructor

Saltwater paddle boarding instructor
AMANDA

Amanda won our Saltwater SUP 10.6 ladies race challenge in 2020, has an excellent paddle style and is a great instructor. Amanda passed her BSUPA instructors course with flying colours.

BSUPA Qualified Level 1 Instructor

DARYL

Daryl is a qualified Paddleboard, Windsurf, Sailing, Kayak and Swimming Instructor. Daryl has taught all of the above around the UK and in Europe for many years, currently studying as a PE teacher.

BSUPA qualified advanced Level 2 Race & Tour SUP instructor

JOHN

John is an experienced waterman with 20 years on the water enjoying his kitesurfing. He really loves the SUP paddle boarding scene and is looking forward to helping others enjoy the sport.

BSUPA Qualified Level 1 Instructor

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