About Us

Qualifications

The instructing staff at SUPYOFI draw on a wide range of National Governing Body awards to ensure participants get the most out of our sessions in a safe and informative manner. We don’t just hold the correct qualification for SUP sessions but also Mountaineering, Mountain Bike Coaching, Water Safety and Rescue, as well as a host of water sports.

SUPYOFI instructors have all been awarded the SUP Qualifications through Canoe Wales/ Canoe England who are the Nationally recognised awarding body for SUP instructors in Wales and England.

The instructing staff at SUPYOFI draw on a wide range of National Governing Body awards to ensure participants get the most out of our sessions in a safe and informative manner. We don’t just hold the correct qualification for SUP sessions but also Mountaineering, Mountain Bike Coaching, Water Safety and Rescue, as well as a host of water sports.

SUPYOFI instructors have all been awarded the SUP Qualifications through Canoe Wales/ Canoe England who are the Nationally recognised awarding body for SUP instructors in Wales and England.

Meet the team

RHYS ASBRIDGE

Rhys has been paddling for almost 20 years. In that time he has paddled all over the UK, France, Corsica, New Zealand and has spent many a year travelling in Nepal, as well as paddling most of the main river systems.

Rhys has been working as a river, rock and mountain bike guide for the last ten years. Rhys is a passionate mountain biker and loves to spend his spare time building and riding new trails with his crazy trail dogs. Rhys also loves to enter the odd mountain marathon.

SAMI DAVIES

Sami has spent all her life outdoors but the last 10 years following a career within ‘outdoor activities’. She started off as a climber but she now revels in the variety that different outdoor activities offer.

Her current hobbies are mountain biking and trail running but anything out and about is good with her.

She currently spends her winter teaching levels 1-3 ‘outdoor adventure’ courses at two local colleges and her summer guiding on the River Wye.

Holly Griffin

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Holly currently spends her time working at a variety of centres whilst studying a degree in Outdoor Education in Carmarthenshire. She loves being outdoors, and started out as a horse rider but is now a bit of a ‘multi-activitier’ having spent many summers sea paddling and climbing. She first discovered stand up paddle boarding whilst working on Poole Harbour in Dorset, since then she has begun white water paddling and is definitely an area you’ll see her developing in!

Karen Maidment

Karen Maidment, who was the first teacher to bring SUP Yoga to Gloucestershire in 2016. Karen and her incredible team all share a commitment to delivering an impeccable and empowering experience on the water. They are also some of the most fun people you will ever meet!