South Hams SUP WALK Adventures is a small family run business based in South Hams just 10 minutes from Bantham beach. We are a credited British Stand UP Paddleboarding Association (BSUPA) registered school for touring and we are licensed by the Salcombe Harbour Authority to carry out SUP tours. We are both qualified paddle board instructors with a deep infatuation for the beautiful South Hams countryside and waterways. We love what we do, and we do it with passion.
Our mission is to give you a safe, exciting and unforgettable experience that you, your family and friends will treasure for ever.
Your safety and enjoyment are paramount. That’s why we only use Red Paddle touring boards with carbon paddles and BS ENs compliant buoyancy aids. All our SUP and walking guides carry first aid kits and appropriate radio equipment and are qualified first aiders. We also offer the industry’s highest standards for SUP tour guide to clients ratios – 1:6 which, in our experience is the best size group to appreciate our local knowledge and the South Hams outstanding natural beauty.
SUPWALK Adventures Owner and SUP Tour Guide
Simon is the co-owner of SUPWALK Adventures with his wife Amanda. He has lived in South Hams for 12 years and has been paddle boarding for over 10 years. He is a fully qualified BSUPA Level 2 SUP Tour Guide and Instructor and holds a Boatman License with the Salcombe Harbour Authority. He has been guiding clients around the South Hams waterways since 2015. He is also the tour guide for Waterborn SUP based in Kingsbridge.
Simon has competed on the GB National SUP Series finishing runner up in the 2018 Vet National Championships. He is also a member of the Waterborn SUP Racing Squad which has won the UK Club Championships for the last 5 years. His Dragon Board squad has also won the Head of The Dart Dragon Race for the last 3 years.
These days he is content to spend his time exploring all the hidden beauty spots on the Kingsbridge to Salcombe Estuary and the surrounding coastline. His passion is taking people out and opening their eyes to the physical and mental benefits of paddling and showing them the huge biodiversity that exists across the waterways of South Hams.
When he’s not on the water with clients, Simon loves to SUP surf, keep fit, row for Salcombe Estuary Rowing Club and cook – just ask him about his beach paella!
Amanda Palmer (Mandy)
SUPWALK Adventures Owner and Walking and Adventure Guide
Mandy’s mission in life is to have fun. She is always organising adventures, trips and outings and walks every day without fail. She is a qualified Hill and Moor Leader and a member of the British Mountaineering Council and has organised countless walks in South Hams and abroad for friends, charities and walking interest groups. A qualified BSUPA Level 1 Paddle Board Instructor, Mandy also guides clients around the waterways of South Hams and is always organising beach parties when the sun is shining!
Whether you’re on holiday with friends or family, Mandy can tailor an adventure to suit your needs. Her legendary wet walks down the Avon river are a real family favourite and her SUP and walk combo adventures with a picnic on a secluded beach will be one of the highlights of your summer.
Although Mandy know’s all the well-know coastal walks, she has spent years exploring the hundreds of miles of pathways that criss-cross the rolling South Hams countryside. So if you prefer a walk away from the crowds she can show you some spectacular scenery which more often than not will involve a sea view at some point.
Mandy’s other passion in life is keeping fit and is an active member of the local CrossFit community…ohh and she loves good wine!
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We’ll create the perfect adventure for you
Please feel free to get in touch with us. You can book many of our SUP and walking tour adventures on our calendar. But we are always creating unique, tailored events for people so why not give us a call and have a chat about your perfect holiday adventure.