SUP Adventures is the dedicated SUP wing of Valley Adventures which was established in 2012 providing a wide range of outdoor activities, bushcraft and team building experiences across North Yorkshire & Teesside (Tees Valley). SUP Adventures is an accredited SUP school and operates at Sandsend, Saltburn, Scaling Dam and the River Tees (Yarm) & Esk (Whitby).
Simon Palmer (co-owner)
Veteran surfer, snowboard and SUP instructor. Simon climbed Mount Elbrus in 2015. He has written a book about surfing called, ‘ Don’t Jump off the Pier’. He just loves adventure having cycled in Jordan and Vietnam, surfed several oceans and pioneered a number of waterways with the irrepressible John Wilson (www.districtpaddleboarding.co.uk) on his SUP board.
Dan Fawkes (co-owner)
Our very own Bear Grylls. Dan is fresh from the RAF where he actively served as a Physical Training Instructor and an Adventure Training Instructor. Dan heads up our Leadership & Management division which uses Military models of leadership, best theory principles and is activity based. He climbs high, rides far, runs for miles & miles and is almost bionic. He very successfully completed an Ironman in 2015.
Adventure Activities License
The aim of adventure activities licensing is to provide assurances to the public about the safety of those activity providers who have been granted a licence. In this way it is expected that young people will be able to continue to enjoy exciting and stimulating activities outdoors without being exposed to avoidable risks of death or disabling injury.
A licence indicates that the provider has been inspected by the Adventure Activities Licensing Service on behalf of the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority, with particular attention being paid to their safety management systems with young people, and has been able to demonstrate compliance with nationally accepted standards of good practice in the delivery of adventure activities to young people, with due regard to the benefits and risks of the activity.
Adventure Activities Licensing Authority
Academy of Surfing Instructors
ASI (Academy of Surfing Instructors), is the worldwide peak body for Instructors and Coaches in the outdoor recreation and sport industry for surfing, stand up paddle and bodyboarding.
ASI Accredited stand up paddle schools are the best stand up paddle schools in the world.
- are authorised to deliver ASI stand up paddle courses.
- have demonstrated high quality training, operations and safety
- display the ASI accredited stand up paddle school logo
- Have lessons at ASI accredited stand up paddle schools, and you know you are in good hands.