MEET THE TEAM

We’re here to help and give you a day to remember

 

Our SUP Instructors are BSUPA Level 1 qualified and hold their VHF licences, First Aid and boatman’s licence or higher.

Other qualifications include Fire Safety, Sea Survival, BSUPA Level 2 Tour/Race, SUP Yoga, Boatmasters and Yachtmasters as well as Wildlife Safe Operators

CRISPIN JONES

CRISPIN JONES

Mr Waterborn

 

Favourite discipline: Ultra endurance racing.
Best achievements: 2nd fastest coast-to-coast SUP, 4 times 11 Cities veteran with a 7th place finish, men’s 14th elite champion 2013 St. Simons Island, Georgia. Leading the Waterborn Team that won the GB National SUP Club Championships 2015/2018/2019
Favourite SUP spot: Gwithian (surf) river Dart (distance training).
How did you start SUP: .Started sup back in 2008 on a 12’2 x 26″1/3 at Northsands Salcombe, I fell in a lot but was quickly hooked, and the rest as they say is history.
Best SUP memory: 2nd year of 11 cities racing beside the Spanish, pulling the biggest sup train i’ve ever seen, 6mph for over an hour, epic!
Best kept secret: I rather enjoy Marmite and marmalade sarnies. Shuuuush don’t tell anyone.

PETER EVERITT

PETER EVERITT

Club Coach and Instructor

 

Favourite discipline: SUP Polo.
Best achievements: 3rd in distance race at Club Championships. Being part of the Waterborn Team that won the GB National SUP Club Championships 2018.
Goals/plans for 2022:

Favourite SUP spot: Surfing the Salcombe Bar and paddling between Kingsbridge and Salcombe.
How did you start SUP: I transitioned from longboard surfing, wanting something to get more waves, access new surf spots and mess around on flat days. I tried a friends Laird Hamilton at Northsands and kept falling off. I picked up a second hand Starboard 12’6″ cruiser and off I went.
Best SUP memory: Family paddles with everyone on/in the water.
Other interests: Cycling.
Best kept secret: I was a young ornithologist (useful when paddling locally and you want to bore your fellow paddlers with bird knowledge).

KATY ROUND SMITH

KATY ROUND SMITH

Level 1 Instructor

 

Favourite discipline: Sup Yoga and SUP Sploring!
Best achievements: Podium in age group at Cardiff International Water 2018. Battle of the Thames division winner. Being part of the Waterborn Team that won the GB National SUP Club Championships 2018.
Favourite SUP spot: Paddling on the Dart and around the South Devon Coast.
Goals/plans for 2022: Introduce more people to the sport and develope the Junior Club further
How did you start SUP: After seeing a friend SUP in Totnes and having a go on their board I found myself making a deal to buy it from him after a vino or two, a SUP lesson followed and adventures began.
Best SUP memory: So many, however, probably one of my first adventures with friends, involving a long, beautiful, sunny paddle with camping gear and a night of camping on the beach and the return the next day on the coldest, windiest, greyest and wettest days. Made me feel alive. Great adventure. 
Other interests: Sailing, Wild swimming, being on or in the water! Coastal walks, yoga, travel and exploring new places.
Best kept secret: I lived in Spain for a while!

JOCELYN JONES

JOCELYN JONES

Team Mother!

 

Favourite discipline: Racing.
Best achievements: Being part of the Waterborn Team that won the GB National SUP Club Championships 2018.
Favourite SUP spot: St Ives.
Goals/plans for 2022: Win my class at Head of the Dart and SUP the Creek.
How did you start SUP: Paddling at North Sands in Salcombe.
Best SUP memory: Paddling with dolphins in Salcombe.
Other interests: Boating and windsurfing
Best kept secret: I’m Crispin’s mum!

DAN ASHFORD

DAN ASHFORD

Level 1 Instructor

 

Favourite discipline: Racing.
Best achievements: Completing the 11 Cities race in Northern Holland suffering from concussion! Didn’t finish as high as I would have liked but never gave up and completed it.
Favourite SUP spot: Salcombe bar when surf is going off.
Goals/plans for 2022: To balance water time and being a dad!
How did you start SUP: National paddlers Paul Simmons and Marie Buchanan persuaded me that it would be a good way to stay fit instead of going to the gym!!
Best SUP memory: Paddling with dolphins in Salcombe
Other interests: Insanity: Asylum, trail running and working to afford the paddling.
Best kept secret: My left foot is half a size bigger than my right!

Bella Jonas

Bella Jonas

Paddle sport Leader –  Instructor

 

Favourite discipline: Cruising
Best achievements: Obtaining my Paddle sport Leader award! 
Favourite SUP spot: Dartmouth Castle
Goals/plans for 2022: To paddle in Australian sea’s  

How did you start SUP: On a 3 month intensive course around 4 years ago
Best SUP memory: SUP Surfing at Saunton Sands
Other interests: CROCS!!! Football / Camping
Best kept secret: I make the best Macaroni Cheese!

Nadia Schaefer

Nadia Schaefer

 Level 1 Instructor

 

Favourite discipline: Cruising
Best achievements: Handstand on a SUP
Favourite SUP spot: South Milton
Goals/plans for 2022: Trying more race boards
How did you start SUP: Tried it in Fiji Finless!!
Best SUP memory: Paddling round castles in the Scottish Lochs
Other interests: Dance / Travel
Best kept secret: 

Amy Seal

Amy Seal

Assistant 

 

Favourite discipline:
Best achievements:
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Goals/plans for 2022:
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Other interests:
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DONNA McCHEYNE

DONNA McCHEYNE

Yoga Instructor

 

Favourite discipline: SUP Yoga.
Best achievements: Hosting a SUP Yoga class for 19 Stags and not falling in, in front of them!
Favourite SUP spot:
Quiet secluded creeks between Salcombe & Kingsbridge, especially Blanksmills and Collapit.
Goals/plans for 2022: Enjoy as much early morning SUP Yoga as possible! The water is at is quietest and you can watch the world wake up around you.
How did you start SUP: I was very late joining the party, but as soon as I did in 2015, I became hooked straight away!
Best SUP memory: Paddling up the Salcombe Estuary being followed by a seal!
Other interests: Loads! As well as yoga, meditation and SUP, I love wholesome food, green juices, grass roots travel and dogs! My favourite book is The Art of Hearing Heartbeats and favourite movie is 50 First Dates.
Best kept secret: I have always wanted to be a Charlie’s Angel. Talented, tough and courageous!!

Will Keetley

Will Keetley

Instructor

 

Favourite discipline: Racing
Best achievements: Getting selected for team GB
Favourite SUP spot: Salcombe Bar
Goals/plans for 2022: Podium finish at the European/World Junior Championships
How did you start SUP: Started to surf on a short board and then started SUPing in 2012
Best SUP memory: Doing an extra lap at the GB National Ocean finals and still coming third

Other interests: Surfing / Sailing / 
Best kept secret: I once got dunked into the water by my Design Tech teacher!!!!