The Joy of SUP - The Paddleboarding Sunshine Podcast

Jo Moseley

Sharing the joy of stand up paddleboarding. Join us for inspiring conversations with dream guests talking about all the health, happiness, friendship, adventure and possibility that SUP brings to our lives. From world endurance record holders to SUP Yoga, SUP with a Pup to SUP Surf, we will hear uplifting stories and fantastic information to help you on your paddleboarding journey. SUP has given our host, Jo Moseley, so much joy, confidence, courage and community since her first lesson in the Lake District in 2016 recovering from a knee injury. She became the first woman to paddle coast to coast across northern England, fundraising and picking up litter, has been in magazines, on the tv, radio and a guest on many podcasts. The film about her journey called Brave Enough - A Journey Home to Joy was launched to critical and audience acclaim in 2021. She has made two short award winning films about paddleboarding and written many articles. Having experienced such happiness and wellbeing, her goal in launching the podcast is to shine a light on the brilliant stories of others in the paddleboarding community and to share valuable ideas with her audience. It is both a thank you letter to everyone who has inspired, welcomed and encouraged her and a love letter to the wonderful sport. At the heart of the podcast is the idea 'We rise by lifting others' and that's what she is here to do - to welcome, encourage and celebrate you in the paddleboarding community. Whether you are dipping your paddle in the water for the first time, want to explore new places or disciplines, or have years of paddleboarding memories, you are in the right place and this is the podcast for you. The Joy of SUP - bringing paddleboarding sunshine to your world. Find out more at www.jomoseley.com Email: thejoyofsuppodcast@gmail.com Twitter @healthyhappy50 and #TheJoyofSUP + #TheJoyofSUPPodcast. Instagram @thejoyofsuppodcast_ #TheJoyofSUPPodcast Please do get in touch!We are very grateful to BluefinSUP for sponsoring the current season of the podcast.

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The Joy of SUP - The Paddleboarding Sunshine Podcast Trailer
Dec 7 2020
The Joy of SUP - The Paddleboarding Sunshine Podcast Trailer
Welcome to The Joy of SUP - the Paddleboarding Sunshine Podcast Trailer. I'm so excited that you are here and thank you.My name is Jo Moseley and I am the host of the podcast. In this trailer, I tell you more about my amazing guests, what we'll talk about and where we'll go.I also share my 'why' for launching the podcast, my love of SUP and how I hope my wonderful guests and I will encourage you on your paddleboarding journey as we discuss all the health, happiness, friendship, purpose and possibility that SUP brings to our lives. About Me: SUP has given me so much joy, confidence, courage and connection since my first lesson in the Lake District in 2016. I would love all those things and more for you. The podcast is both a thank you letter to everyone who has inspired and encouraged me and a love letter to the wonderful sport. One of our mottos is 'We rise by lifting others' and that's what I am here to do - to welcome, and celebrate you.To give you  inspiration, information and encouragement on your paddleboarding journey.Whether you are dipping your paddle in the water for the first time, want to explore new places or disciplines, or have years of paddleboarding memories, you are in the right place and this the podcast for you. The Joy of SUP - bringing paddleboarding sunshine to your world!I hope you enjoy finding out more and do get in touch if you have a questions, would like to suggest a guest or put your own story forward! Happy paddling!Episode Info:Instagram:  @thejoyofsuppodcast_       #thejoyofsuppodcast Twitter:  #thejoyofsuppodcastFacebook:  TheJoyofSUPPodcast   thejoyofsuppodcast@gmail.comAlso mentioned:
Vikki Weston - Founding Sydney's award winning She SUPs, Community Joy, Tiny Island Adventures + Popcorn on the Go
Apr 7 2022
Vikki Weston - Founding Sydney's award winning She SUPs, Community Joy, Tiny Island Adventures + Popcorn on the Go
I am so thrilled to welcome our first international guest to The Joy of SUP today! Vikki is a British-born adventurer  and founder of She SUPs, her paddleboarding business in Sydney, Australia.She SUPS is an all women's community focussed on empowering women + girls through SUP adventures. Vikki moved to Sydney in 2015 + within a few months was hooked on paddling. First, it was kayaking, but then came SUP. Being on the water helped her process working in a toxic corporate environment, visa struggles, loneliness, being away from family + living with anxiety. Through kayak and SUP she gained strength, learnt new skills and found her identity. It helped her create a stronger connection to Country, build friendships and connect with and learn from Mother Nature. Conducting research, during the initial brainstorming stages of the She SUPs concept, Vikki was shocked (but at the same time not surprised due to personal experience) by the statistics around barriers to participation in adventure-sports for women, which were preventing so many women across Australia from gaining these benefits. As she read these studies she could definitely relate. Unfortunately, she had found that sometimes being a female adventurer/paddler could be tough, and yet, it really shouldn’t be. Therefore fuelled by her own experiences, and determined to provide a better, more supportive outlook for women Vikki decided to: Take on an adventure challenge to raise publicity and awareness of deeply-rooted discriminatory social norms and stereotypes that often prevent women from pursuing adventurous activities/outdoor sports and get the She SUPs mission out into the world!! This was the She SUPs Sydney Expedition where she paddle boarded 30 waterways of Sydney in 30 days during September 2019. Build an all women’s SUP community focused on creating a safe environment for women to try something new, learn, grow, connect with others and the planet and ultimately feel empowered through adventure. We also talk about:Her Connect to country adventures and retreatsLockdown challenges to support her community + raise money for women in AfghanistanSetting her clients up for success and the power of community and supportHer favourite piece of Overboard kitAdvice for someone who wants to SUP but feels unsureHer SUP online courseTraining with ASI in England Winning a prestigious award  New South Wales (NSW) Office of Sport 'Her Sport, Her Way' Local Champion Award in recognition of her achievements in 2021 for increasing female participation in sport. Instagram: @shesups_ Website: www.shesups.com.au Vikki is an Ambassador for Red Paddleboards.Thank you so much to Bluefin SUP for sponsoring Season 3 of the podcast.Any questions, please get in touch healthyhappyfifty@yahoo.com.Instagram: @thejoyofsuppodcast_Follow #thejoyofsuppodcast on Twitter and InstagramFacebook The Joy of SUP PodcastWebsite www.jomoseley.comIt would be great if you could also rate and review us on Apple as it will help more people find our paddleboarding SUP sunshine! Please always put safety first and train for your body.
Holly Pye - SUP Racing, Downwinding, Being a Sleep Specialist + Cinammon + Raisin Bagels
Mar 31 2022
Holly Pye - SUP Racing, Downwinding, Being a Sleep Specialist + Cinammon + Raisin Bagels
I am thrilled to welcome Holly Pye to The Joy of SUP Podcast. I first met Holly when I asked in SUP Sisterhood for a sleep specialist. What I didn't realise that as well as working in the NHS as a sleep physiologist and running her own specialist sleep clinic - Stars Sleep Clinic - Holly is a very successful SUP racer and downwinder! Holly is a SUP racer living in South Devon. She enjoys the competitive side of the sport and has raced in the GBSUP National Series since 2017. In 2021, Holly travelled to Hungary with her SUP for the ICF World Championships where she came 13th in the long distance race - an 18 kilometre race against some of the world's best!Holly loves being in or on the ocean and takes any chance she can to get out there. She grew up around the water and now does lots of different watersports. When the weather turns she can often be found downwinding along the Devon or Cornwall coast, riding the bumps on her SUP from one point to another and enjoying every minute of it.When Holly is not on the water, she loves to help others. She trained as a sleep physiologist and runs Stars Sleep Clinic where she offers cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia and supports people with a variety of different sleeping difficulties.Holly is now a team rider for Starboard SUP, SUP North Devon and Paddle Logger. All organisations which care for the oceans and environment and allow us all the opportunity to protect what we love.We talk about:Growing up by the sea and her water loving family - everyone SUPS!Downwinding - what it is, how to start safely, the safety aspects that Holly takes into consideration every time she goes out, joining a SUP downwinding groupStarting a SUP club at universityThe power of community in paddleboarding and especially Anna Little's incredible helpThe superstar Marie BuchananSUP racing - Read Holly's report for Paddlelogger about Hungary ICF World  Championship races The importance of sleep and how it impacts our wellbeing and performance Tips on how to get a better night's sleep and tips if you aren't sleeping wellThe importance of good nutrition as well as recovery when you are training hardBeing relaxed around food when travelling The joy of Carbis BayHer dream race MolokaiAn article Holly wrote about sleep: can find Holly here:Instagram: @hollypye and @starssleepclinicWebsite: www.stars-sleepclinic.co.ukThank you so much to Bluefin SUP for sponsoring Season 3 of the podcast.Any questions, please get in touch healthyhappyfifty@yahoo.com.Instagram: @thejoyofsuppodcast_Follow #thejoyofsuppodcast on Twitter and InstagramFacebook The Joy of SUP PodcastWebsite www.jomoseley.comIt would be great if you could also rate and review us on Apple as it will help more people find our paddleboarding SUP sunshine! Please always put safety first and train for your body.
Leanne Bird - SUP Yoga Master Trainer, SUP Fitness Tips, Magical River Teifi + Peanut Butter + Banana sandwiches
Mar 24 2022
Leanne Bird - SUP Yoga Master Trainer, SUP Fitness Tips, Magical River Teifi + Peanut Butter + Banana sandwiches
I am so thrilled to welcome Leanne Bird to The Joy of SUP Podcast. As Founder of Leanne Bird Wellbeing & Adventure, Leanne’s mission is to support and inspire people to live happier and healthier lives, for the long term. Through her wellbeing services & adventure experiences, she is passionate about empowering people to discover themselves and ultimately, discover their freedom. A qualified SUP instructor, surf coach, personal trainer and yoga instructor, Leanne brings together a broad breadth of knowledge and skills to provide well structured, tailored programmes for groups and individuals. Reaching a level to train instructors in SUP Yoga, SUP Fitness and 200hr Yoga Teacher training has really enhanced her skill set to deliver.As a trained ecologist, Leanne has a deep connection with nature and brings the earth, air and water into her work wherever she can. Drawn to the ocean, the desire to combine body movement, breath and water was the spark that started Leanne on this journey many years ago.So, whether she just plants a seed that sets you on the right path or ends up supporting you to become who you want to be; Leanne looks forward to being some part of your amazing journey. In this episode we talk about:Growing up in South Africa Being a water baby and swimming in her Grandmother's swimming pool Working as an ecologist The magic of the River Teifi and Cardigan coastBeing a Personal TrainerBecoming a Yoga teacher and then a Master Yoga Trainer with ASI The healing power of surfing  learning in 2012The spiritual side of surfing and what it means to her   Paddleboarding as a fitness tool SUP fitness tips  - squats, dead bugs and press ups What we can do to make us stronger paddlers Peanut butter sandwichesScottish trips ahead and plans for paddling in SwitzerlandSpecialist training for paddling on the sea and why it is important Why going with a coastal guide is a great idea! Why it is important to have a qualified SUP yoga teacherWhat SUP yoga can do for usThe new wellbeing community she is creating for paddleboarders and surfers - Blue Freedom! You can find Leanne here:Website: www.leannebird.co.uk  Instagram: @leannebirdwellbeingadventureFacebook: Leanne Bird Wellbeing & Adventure Facebook: Blue Freedom I hope you enjoyed meeting Leanne! I would love to hear your thoughts. Thank you so much to Bluefin SUP for sponsoring Season 3 of the podcast.Any questions, please get in touch healthyhappyfifty@yahoo.com.Instagram: @thejoyofsuppodcast_Follow #thejoyofsuppodcast on Twitter and InstagramFacebook The Joy of SUP PodcastWebsite www.jomoseley.comIt would be great if you could also rate and review us on Apple as it will help more people find our paddleboarding SUP sunshine! Wishing you sunshine, thank you for listening, Jo x Please always put safety first +  get the right advice for your training + body.
Emma Love - White Water SUP Coaching, Founding Wotbikini, the Menopause + Protein Bars
Mar 18 2022
Emma Love - White Water SUP Coaching, Founding Wotbikini, the Menopause + Protein Bars
I am so thrilled to welcome Emma Love to The Joy of SUP Podcast today. Here's Emma: When I was 45yrs old, I along with my  very young son had our very first go on kayaks at Holme Pierrepont National Water Sports Centre, Nottingham.  While on the water, we saw some children playing on paddle boards. We quickly exchanged our kayaks for SUPs + I was hooked! This was the beginning of an incredible journey.  Five years later, my writing is published online with British Canoeing, I was the 2nd woman in the UK to qualify as a British Canoeing White Water SUP Coach!  In 2020 I became a British Canoeing #She Paddles Ambassador. In 2021 I was invited to join the Californian Watersport Collective Ambassador programme. The role of  #ShePaddles Ambassador has  empowered me to speak + write about my own paddling journey to inspire other women. This has included podcasts in the UK with SUPFM, in USA with Paul Clark, and with Etienne Stott, Olympic Slalom Gold Medal Winner. In February 2021, I was thrilled to write a series of interviews celebrating the explosion of women in the White Water SUP coaching route for SUPMagUK.  I am very proud of this year long project and so honoured to chat with Jenna Sanders, Jessica Phillip, Lisa Boore, Charlotte Louise, Louise Royle, Beth Kirby, Julie Vigor and Joyce Johnston.  All incredible women, inspiring paddlers + talented coaches. Summer 2021 I took a tucked away dream of mine + turned it into a reality - my very own SUP coaching business Wotbikini Stand Up Paddleboarding.   I specialise in building women's confidence on the water via stand up paddle boarding.  I am very pleased to be a British Canoeing Delivery Partner.   It was an amazing first season,  wonderful to support so many inspiring women.  We have learnt together, developed, laughed + really enjoyed having time on the water.2021 my business was nominated for two British Canoeing 'Delivery Partner' Awards.  I am delighted to have been selected for both the 2022 'Engagement Award Finalist' & 2022 'Quality Experience Award Finalist'. 2022 – SUP Mag UK - Interviewing 8 of the 16 #ShePaddles Ambassadors about their SUP Journeys. Emma: Website:          wotbikinipaddleboarding.co.ukFacebook:       Wotbikini Stand Up Paddleboarding  Instagram:      @WotbikiniSUPThank you to Bluefin SUP for sponsoring Season 3!Any questions, please email healthyhappyfifty@yahoo.com.Instagram: @thejoyofsuppodcast_Follow #thejoyofsuppodcast on Twitter + InstagramWebsite www.jomoseley.comPlease also rate + review us on Apple as it will help more people find us!Thank you for listening, Jo xPlease ensure you follow all safety advice and do what is right for your fitness levels and body.
Sophie Witter - SUP LEJOG, Fundraising World First, Living with Anxiety + Avocado + Coriander
Mar 11 2022
Sophie Witter - SUP LEJOG, Fundraising World First, Living with Anxiety + Avocado + Coriander
I am so thrilled to welcome Sophie Witter to The Joy of SUP Podcast. Sophie is one half of SUP It and Sea UK, the first pair to paddleboard from Land's End to John O'Groats in 2021. Sophie and her partner Dave are now hiking back to Land's End! Sophie is a Celebrant and Mumma to her Cat + Teddy Bears.Having spent many years living a life that didn’t feel like hers and struggling with her anxiety and depression, Sophie is on a journey to take on the adventures she has always dreamed of as well as fulfil dreams she never knew she harboured, whilst still learning how to manage her mental health. Sophie aims to remain open and honest about her mental health especially the challenges they present on expeditions and hopes that by sharing her journey she can encourage, support and inspire others to give their adventure or dream a go. We all need a reminder including Sophie that you don’t have to be superhuman, a superstar athlete or 100% ready (is there such a thing) to have an adventure or fulfil your dreams. Donation Link* - Foundation - - Children - - Sic Maui Bullet 14ft by 30in Paddles - Blackfish Salish and Andaman sourced from Gareth at Get on the Water who helped replace our boardsSteve at Fusion Repairs who fixed our hardboard SUP community & SupportThames Challenge with Julia Kala from SUPERA and Mike Smith from SUPPlanetearthJordan Wylie Expedition and Community Patron + Alex Alley PM and Navigation AdvisorDave Brown from WSA helped organise training and introduced us to Sam Starkie. Sam runs Newquay Watersports Centre  with his team went above and beyond showing us how to fix our boards and helping with kitSupport Crew - Mandy, Mike, Joe, John, Liz, Kevin and Martin Paula Reid who although not officially part of our team was a great help  giving us the belief to go and do it. - SUP Scrub and Fullgreen Find Sophie:Website: www.supitandsea.ukInstagram: @supitandseaukInstagram: @sophiew1508Thank you to Bluefin SUP for sponsoring Season 3 of the podcast.I hope you enjoyed the episode!Any questions, please email healthyhappyfifty@yahoo.com.Instagram: @thejoyofsuppodcast_Follow #thejoyofsuppodcast on Twitter and InstagramFacebook: The Joy of SUP PodcastWebsite www.jomoseley.comPlease always put safety first +  get the right advice for your training + body. Please also be aware of the responsibilities and implications of organising or attending a SUP social.
Linn van der Zanden - Scottish SUP camping adventures, Seaful, Five Islands Challenge and Kelly Kettle beach cooking
Mar 4 2022
Linn van der Zanden - Scottish SUP camping adventures, Seaful, Five Islands Challenge and Kelly Kettle beach cooking
I am so thrilled to welcome Linn van der Zanden to The Joy of SUP Podcast today. I met Linn in the summer of 2021 researching my book and we spent the most wonderful time paddleboarding along the south west coast of Scotland, cooking supper on the beach and camping on our boards overnight. I think you are going to love the helpful information Linn shares with us!A little more about her: Linn van der Zanden is a SUP adventurer and instructor based on the South West Coast of Scotland. She loves exploring the local islands on multi-day trips, combining SUP with overnight camps and bivvys.Linn is a Surfers Against Sewage rep for the area and as part of this undertakes beach cleans by SUP on remote beaches. She also volunteers with other ocean based charities, including the Ocean Youth Trust and Seaful charity. Linn is an ambassador for Sea Lion Boards. She has qualified with Water Skills Academy. In this episode we talk about:Her childhood in the outdoors - her Mum's wild swimming, her father's boat Little Salmon, holidays in Scotland and their business near Ben NevisLiving on the Thames on a boat whilst studying at universityWorking in Glasgow Her career in education Sailing, incredible expeditions and volunteering for the Ocean Youth TrustCreating a microadventures community when returning to the outdoors after having her daughterInspiration from  Alastair Humphreys' book MicroadventuresHer first lesson on Loch LochmondQualifying as a SUP instructor with Water Skills Academy Packing for an overnight bivvying adventureTips on what to take overnight and how to pack Scotland's Right to Roam  Cooking on a Kelly KettlePasta, pesto and pinenuts for supper on the beach Overnight oats for breakfast Being a Surfers Against Sewage rep Beachcleaning in remote places that she can reach by SUPMeeting Cal Major, volunteering with Seaful charity and snorkelling Her fundraising Five Islands Challenge: SUP, bivvying and beach cleaning on Great Isle of Cumbrae, Little Isle of Cumbrae, Arran, Bute and Ailsa Craig Being grateful for her daughterHer Palm Atom drysuit pants Being a Team Rider for Sealions Boards and their environmental philosophyYou can find Linn here:Instagram: @microadventuregirl I hope you find this episode as fascinating as I did. I would love to hear your thoughts!Thank you so much to Bluefin SUP for sponsoring Season 3 of the podcast.Any questions, please email healthyhappyfifty@yahoo.com.Instagram: @thejoyofsuppodcast_Follow #thejoyofsuppodcast on Twitter and InstagramFacebook: The Joy of SUP PodcastWebsite www.jomoseley.comPlease do also rate and review us on Apple as it will help more people find us!Wishing you sunshine, thank you for listening, Jo x
Caz Dawson - SUP Lass, Microadventures in Wales, River Dee Bore + Kelly Kettle treats
Feb 25 2022
Caz Dawson - SUP Lass, Microadventures in Wales, River Dee Bore + Kelly Kettle treats
I'm thrilled to welcome Caroline (Caz) Dawson founder of SUP Lass Paddle Adventures to The Joy of SUP podcast. I discovered Caz on Simon Hutchinson's podcast SUP fm and we met when I was researching my book in 2021.  Caz is an accomplished SUP Instructor and Adventure Guide with a passion for all things outdoors.Located on the edge of the Clwydian Range AONB, SUP Lass have access to the majestic River Dee, the world famous Llangollen Canal, plus lakes and coastlines. Caz holds a huge breadth of qualifications and accreditations through Water Skills Academy:WSA Water Safety and Rescue, WSA Ocean Navigation, WSA Adventure Guide, WSA Adventure SUP-er Trainer, Leave No Trace Trainer, WiSe Accredited Adventure Operator  WRT Pro Rescue 3 Technician,  RYA Marine Radio Short Range Certificate, REC Level 4 Expedition First Aid, BC SUP Sheltered Water Award, BC Mentoring in Water Sports.In 2021, Caz became the 2nd fastest female to complete the GB SUP Series Great Glen Challenge on an iSUP. She has also taken on the Trent 100 team race and notorious 'Swellies Challenge'. For 2022 she has set her sights on the new Loch Awesome Challenge and the Trent 100. Caroline recently paddled the Dee bore covered by BBC Wales.Adventure CookingCaz used to run the award-winning outdoor kitchen 'Fodder in the Field', where local and seasonal ingredients were served up in a range of wild locations, including mountain tops and forests. Caz is currently in the process of developing her SUP + Cook workshops, which she will be launching in spring 2022. When Caroline is not on the water, she is an Agri Food Consultant, supporting food and farming businesses across the UK develop their businesses and identify new markets.Caz loves her trusty Kelly Kettle and treat clients to a secret recipe hot chocolate or mug of hearty soup. Caz is a longstanding judge for the Great Taste Awards and a global mentor for Women in Food and Agriculture.  You can find Caz here:Instagram: @sup_lass Website: www.suplass.com Facebook: I hope you find this episode as fascinating as I did. I would love to hear your thoughts! Thank you so much to Bluefin SUP for sponsoring Season 3 of the podcast.Any questions, please email healthyhappyfifty@yahoo.com.Instagram: @thejoyofsuppodcast_Follow #thejoyofsuppodcast on Twitter and InstagramFacebook: The Joy of SUP PodcastWebsite www.jomoseley.comPlease do also rate and review us on Apple as it will help more people find us!Wishing you sunshine, thank you for listening, Jo x Please always put safety first +  get the right advice for your training + body. Please also be aware of the responsibilities and implications of organising or attending a SUP social.
Libby Bowles - SUP with a Shark, Believing in Yourself, River Wye and homemade Deliciously Ella food bars
Feb 18 2022
Libby Bowles - SUP with a Shark, Believing in Yourself, River Wye and homemade Deliciously Ella food bars
I am thrilled to welcome Libby Bowles to The Joy of SUP Podcast today. I first met Libby via Instagram and was struck by her commitment to the oceans and her energy for life. I was fortunate enough to meet and stay with her in Bristol when I went to Shextreme Film Festival and she is even more wonderful in person. In this episode we talk about:Diving with whale sharksResearch with the world's leading expert on manta raysHer first paddleboarding moment in Byron Bay in 2011SUP with a juvenile white shark and the wonder it broughtAccidentally becoming an accountantChanging careers to follow her true passion and purposeQualifying in different disciplines and skills to become indispensable to expeditionsBelieving in yourself - despite what others sayAdventures on the River Wye for her 40th birthday - multi day tripsBeing a proud Fatsticks Ambassador and their commitment to becoming plastic freeCycling New Zealand on a bamboo bike speaking to 1000s of children about the oceanWriting education courses for Surfers Against SewageWorking with City to Sea on  the environmental impact of period productsEncouraging her students to believe in themselves when others doubtCombining her love for the sea with her education skills to improve the worldThe environmental damage done to the River Wye and trying to make a differenceA new friendship via a Message in a BottleThe plastic bottle boat in Bristol Harbour with HubbubThe joy of paddleboarding in Bristol Harbour and the Kennet and Avon CanalSUP with a Pup with Pip her rescue dogMaking Deliciously Ella's recipe for oats and dates barLitter picking missions supported by the National Trust Adventures in Mexico, Ecaudor, Mozambique and IndonesiaThe Palm Peyto and why she loves itPaddleboarding in Cornwall with Vertical Blue Libby also gave a TEDx Talk You can find Libby here:Instagram: @treadlighterlib Website: www.treadlighter.org I hope you find this episode as fascinating as I did. I would love to hear if you can relate to things she tells us about!Thank you so much to Bluefin SUP for sponsoring Season 3 of the podcast.Any questions, please email healthyhappyfifty@yahoo.com.Instagram: @thejoyofsuppodcast_Follow #thejoyofsuppodcast on Twitter and InstagramFacebook The Joy of SUP PodcastWebsite www.jomoseley.comPlease do also rate and review us on Apple as it will help more people find us!Wishing you sunshine, thank you for listening, Jo x Please always put safety first +  get the right advice for your training + body. Please also be aware of the responsibilities and implications of organising or attending a SUP social.
Caroline Williams - Her Book Move! -  The New Science of Body Over Mind, Phosphorescence in Arisaig, The Wey Navigation + Watching Otters
Feb 11 2022
Caroline Williams - Her Book Move! - The New Science of Body Over Mind, Phosphorescence in Arisaig, The Wey Navigation + Watching Otters
I am thrilled to welcome Caroline Williams to The Joy of SUP Podcast today. I first discovered Caroline whilst reading and listening to her book Move! The New Science of Body over Mind and I was fascinated by the research she shared. It seemed to explain why we love to paddleboard and the science behind why it makes us feel so good. When I saw that she enjoyed SUP I was very excited to ask her onto the podcast!A little bit about Caroline:Caroline originally planned to be a PE teacher but got sidetracked by science. The author of Move! she is also a science writer, editor and consultant and writer for New Scientist. She has also written for The Guardian, The Times, The Telegraph and the BBC amongst others. She is passionate about the potential of movement to transform the way we think and feel and aims to bring the research behind it to as wide an audience as possible. She gets her movement kicks through yoga, paddleboarding and cycling. And when she's not doing that, she's usually walking the dog. In this episode we talk about:Caroline's Book - Move - The New Science of Body over MindA ‘power pose' on our paddleboards How moving forward can make us feel more hopeful and reduce stressWhy working on your core can help reduce stress - yoga, SUP, Pilates Moving in nature How seeing nature can restore your focus A study showing how strength training can improve self esteem and feeling capable and how weight training helped teenage girls feel good about life and able to deal with stressful situations Movement and anxiety + depression Sea squirts! Paddleboarding, camping and phosphorescence in Arisaig, Scotland The Wey navigation + paddling to the pubBeing SUP safety on the Bantham swoosh Dancing + synchronisity - the neuroscience of the groove Moving to enjoy your body Our bodies want to move Finding ways to build movement into our day Moving to feel good, not punish ourselves Watching sea otters in Scotland Why looking up can make you feel connected to the world And so much more! You can find Caroline here:Instagram: @carolinewilliams_scienceTwitter: @sciencecaroline Website: www.carolinewilliams.net I hope you find this episode as fascinating as I did  and want to read her book too. I would love to hear if you can relate to things she tells us about! Thank you so much to Bluefin SUP for sponsoring Season 3 of the podcast.Any questions, please email healthyhappyfifty@yahoo.com.Instagram: @thejoyofsuppodcast_Follow #thejoyofsuppodcast on Twitter and InstagramFacebook The Joy of SUP PodcastWebsite www.jomoseley.comPlease do also rate and review us on Apple as it will help more people find us!Wishing you sunshine, thank you for listening, Jo x This episode was recorded in 2021 therefore we discuss the stresses of Covid. Please also be aware of the responsibilities and implications of organising or attending a SUP social. Please always put safety first +  get the right advice for your training + body.
Lesley Robinson - Heron and Hush community, RED January, Trent 100 and Babybels
Feb 4 2022
Lesley Robinson - Heron and Hush community, RED January, Trent 100 and Babybels
I am thrilled to welcome Lesley Robinson of Heron and Hush to The Joy of SUP Podcast.I  discovered Lesley on Instagram when I saw her fundraising for RED January, a campaign founded by Hannah Beecham encouraging us to move every day to Beat The Blues in January and fundraise for mental health charities. Lesley tells us more:My love of the outdoors grew with me from a young age when we would go for hikes for my little legs, through woodland, farmland, fields, or by the lakes and rivers. If we weren’t walking, we were cycling miles along dirt tracks in the Hertfordshire villages or playing outside. I can't tell you how much I dislike being inside! ‘Outside is the best side’ and where I feel that sparkle, that warm feeling.18 years ago, I moved to Bedford, a short walk away from the river and the country park and knew instantly that being closer to nature felt better, years went by where I enjoyed these blue and green spaces by myself and with friends and family.Returning from holiday several years ago, I had a SUP taster session on my local river, the River Great Ouse and I was hooked! After spending as much time as I could on the water and attending different SUP courses and clinics, I decided to go for my SUP Instructor Qualification with ASI and now… Heron and Hush is heading into it’s third year! There’s nothing I love more than seeing those smiles at the end of a session and the incredible effect being on the water has on everyone, from the soothing and calming moments where we connect with nature to the fun and frolics we have. Heron and Hush has grown so much, through some tough times! I think we provide something for everyone, new experiences, edging out of your comfort zone with that support and knowledge on hand.. I want to make SUP accessible for everyone in a way that they enjoy and have the most fun! In this episode we talk about:Founding Heron and HushBecoming an ASI instructorFundraising for RED January with Sport in MIND with our REDy Set Paddle for RED January eventsFACES Bedford - a charity supporting local familiesHolding Planet Patrol Clean-upsRunning specialist race clinics with Starboard TeamRacer Ben PyeWeekly SUPper Club and lessons for beginners and improversTaking part in the Trent 100Working with Anu and the team at Paddleboarding LondonSUP Surf skills weekends with Daddyboards Scott McLashan SUP Staycations in Wales, sponsored by Panda Boardsport Creating communities and friendship through SUP for everyoneFind Lesley here:www.heronandhush.com Instagram and Facebook  @heronandhush Thank you so much to Bluefin SUP for sponsoring Season 3 of the podcast.Any questions, please email healthyhappyfifty@yahoo.com.Instagram: @thejoyofsuppodcast_Follow #thejoyofsuppodcast on Twitter and InstagramFacebook The Joy of SUP PodcastWebsite www.jomoseley.comPlease do also rate and review us on Apple as it will help more people find us!Wishing you sunshine, thank you for listening, Jo x Please always put safety first +  get the right advice for your training + body.
Hayley Browning - Creating the Paddle Cabin, Experiencing Breast Cancer, The SUP Life and Tasty Tomato Soup
Jan 28 2022
Hayley Browning - Creating the Paddle Cabin, Experiencing Breast Cancer, The SUP Life and Tasty Tomato Soup
I'm thrilled to welcome Hayley Browning to The Joy of SUP Podcast today!Known for her infectious energy and love of the outdoors, Hayley is co-founder of the award-winning Paddle Cabin and British Canoeing SUP Coach, and it’s safe to say paddleboarding has completely transformed her life since her diagnosis of breast cancer in 2017 at the age of 27.Paddleboarding has allowed her to reconnect to nature, the feeling that had been missing for her since 2010 where she lived in a wooden cabin with no electricity on a Wolf Lake in Minnesota. While having an 11 year career in the charity-corporate partnership world taught her a lot, it’s not the environment that would help her overcome the long-term physical and mental effects of having breast cancer at such a young age, unlike the positive wellbeing effects of the outdoors.After lockdown’s reflection time, quitting her 9-5 office job without a real plan and risking her life savings to follow her dream of working on the water paid off, with the opportunity of a lifetime soon coming her way. Fast forward six months, alongside her friend Jo Taylor, Hayley opened the Paddle Cabin’s door and brought the paddle life to Kent, winning awards for their paddleboarding business which has water safety and wellbeing on the water at it’s heart.Combine that love of nature, with her passion for introducing people to adventure, and getting into the nitty gritty of technical SUP coaching, that’s what you can expect from time with Hayley. Hopefully this episode will give you a flavour of paddle life at the cabin and inspire you to take that leap into your unknown, and trust the net will appear, like it did for Hayley.We talk about:The Paddle Cabin - building a partnership with Jo TaylorHer experience of Breast Cancer aged 27Living in the woods in MinnesotaThe River Medway, paddleboarding in Kent - Bewl Park and and St AndrewsBeing a British Canoeing coachSUP Yoga with India Pearson - also a guest on the podcast SUP MeditationThe SUP Life and why many of their members call it their Happy PlacePartnering with Red PaddleboardsHer favourite Tomato + Basil soupYou can find her here:Paddlecabin Website: www.paddlecabin.co.ukInstagram: PaddlecabinInstagram: Hayley personal I hope you enjoyed meeting Hayley! Thank you so much to Bluefin SUP for sponsoring Season 3 of the podcast. Any questions, please get in touch healthyhappyfifty@yahoo.com.Instagram: @thejoyofsuppodcast_Follow #thejoyofsuppodcast on Twitter and InstagramFacebook The Joy of SUP PodcastWebsite www.jomoseley.comIt would be great if you could also rate and review us on Apple as it will help more people find our paddleboarding SUP sunshine! Wishing you sunshine, thank you for listening, Jo x Please always put safety first +  get the right advice for your training + body.
Steph Barnicoat - SUP with Steph, Seaful Adventure, Paddling with Percy and Seals
Jan 21 2022
Steph Barnicoat - SUP with Steph, Seaful Adventure, Paddling with Percy and Seals
I'm thrilled to welcome Steph Barnicoat to The Joy of SUP Podcast today!Steph lives in Cornwall with her beautiful dog and SUP companion Percy. She works in marine mammal acoustics and also runs a bespoke SUP business called SUP with Steph on The Gannel, Newquay. In this episode, we talk about:Her 95 km paddleboarding adventure along the Cornish coast raising money for Seaful Charity founded by Cal MajorHer business SUP with Steph sharing the beauty of sunrise and sunset SUPs in CornwallPaddling with PercyHer work in marine mammal acousticsBeing a Team Rider for Hatha Boards Writing her book on paddleboarding in Cornwall and sharing amazing spots Volunteering with BDMLR and Cornwall Seal Research Group Trust The Cornwall Seal Sanctuary How paddleboarding supports her mental health Protecting the places she loves Being in the Arctic for work and how she would love to SUP therePorthpean in St Austell Bay That Steph is a Water Skills Academy qualified instructor She is an Ambassador for Change Robe.Steph also mentions Palm Atomic dry trousers.You can find Steph here: Website: SUP with StephPersonal Instagram: @Steph_paddler_adventurerSUP with Steph Instagram: @SUPwithsteph I hope you enjoy the podcast and meeting Steph as much as I did. She truly is a such a gorgeous soul and Percy is a top paddleboarding pup! If you have any questions, please get in touch on thejoyofsuppodcast@gmail.com.Instagram is @thejoyofsuppodcast_Follow #thejoyofsuppodcast on Twitter and InstagramFacebook The Joy of SUP PodcastWebsite www.jomoseley.com It would be fantastic if you could also rate and review us on Apple as it will help more people find our paddleboarding SUP sunshine! Wishing you sunshine, thank you for listening, Jo x Please always put safety first +  get the right advice for your training + body.
Cath Knight - SUP The River Wye, Live Loudly Live Kindly, Friends on Adventures + Bliss Balls
Jul 9 2021
Cath Knight - SUP The River Wye, Live Loudly Live Kindly, Friends on Adventures + Bliss Balls
I'm thrilled to welcome Cath Knight to The Joy of SUP Podcast today!Cath is a very inspiring woman whose recent river paddleboarding and fundraising adventure on the River Wye  with her friend Ginny Cooper really moved me. Cath lives in a village called Taplow close to the River Thames and Maidenhead. She has a busy life with two sons Jack 15 and is a Forest School Leader as well as being part of and volunteering at a plastic free Refill Shop.In May 2021 Cath and a childhood friend, Ginny embarked upon a 100 miles, 5 day adventure on the River Wye to raise money for a charity - The Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group in memory of Ruby Fuller and her fund. They were supported by Ginny's partner Fillip. If you wish to make a donation to help them reach their £10,000.00 goal you can find their fundraising page here. How wonderful it would be if we could help them as a community!Here are some links to places and people we talk about in the podcast:A link to Ruby's Fund.Ruby's message to the world that Cath talks about is Live Kindly, Live Loudly. Cath's local friends at Paddleboarding Maidenhead Cath is part of Maidenhead Sailing Club Beautiful Taplow LakesideCath talks about Jamie at YOFI Paddlesports who generously guided Ginny and Cath through Symonds Yat when the river was so high.You can find Wye SUP - the page she shares with Ginny here. It is @wyesup.I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I do. I found Cath If you have any questions, please get in touch on thejoyofsuppodcast@gmail.com.Instagram is @thejoyofsuppodcast_Follow #thejoyofsuppodcast on Twitter and InstagramFacebook The Joy of SUP PodcastWebsite www.jomoseley.comIt would be fantastic if you could also rate and review us on Apple as it will help more people find our paddleboarding SUP sunshine! Wishing you sunshine, thank you for listening, Jo x Please always put safety first +  get the right advice for your training + body.
Anni Ridsdill Smith - Frangipani SUP, BSUPA, SUP Racing + Friendship
Jul 2 2021
Anni Ridsdill Smith - Frangipani SUP, BSUPA, SUP Racing + Friendship
I am so thrilled to welcome Anni Ridsdill Smith to the podcast today! Anni is the owner of Frangipani SUP Limited, a long established and very popular British Stand Up Paddle Association (BSUPA) approved SUP school in Essex, with an experienced team of qualified instructors offering courses and certification for beginners, tourers and racers.  She is a Director of BSUPA and trains Instructors in Essex and around the UK, supported by a Masters Degree in Training and Performance Management and many years experience training airline and airport staff. Anni is a passionate and successful SUP racer who competed at the UK's first ever women's invitational SUP race at the Southampton Boat Show in 2013 and she has competed regularly ever since.  She is a committee member of GBSUP and with members of her beloved Frangipani SUP Race team just loves travelling the county to race hard.  She is an Ambassador for Mistral SUP in the UK and for #ThisGirlCan, for SUP in Essex.In her non SUP time Anni is a Board Trustee at the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust and wife and mum to her super, fun family of tall men and pesky cats.In this episode we talk about:Anni's business: www.FrangipaniSUP.comwww.Facebook.com/FrangipaniSUPwww.Twitter.com/FrangipaniSUPSUP racing GBSUP seriesHow to start and build a SUP business - things you need to know first!BSUPA - who they are, what they do and why Anni loves their work and is on the BoardMistral SUP and why she loves themThe friendships she has made and how wonderful the SUP racing community is in particularPaddleboarding responsibly as a communityHow to get SUP fitWriting for SUP Mag UK There is so much wisdom and experience in this podcast about paddleboarding technique and knowledge, running a business, the SUP community, friendship and being SUP fit. I really hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Do follow Anni to keep up to date with what she is doing! If you have any questions, please get in touch on thejoyofsuppodcast@gmail.com.Instagram is @thejoyofsuppodcast_Follow #thejoyofsuppodcast on Twitter and InstagramFacebook The Joy of SUP PodcastWebsite www.jomoseley.comIt would be fantastic if you could also rate and review us on Apple as it will help more people find our paddleboarding SUP sunshine! Wishing you sunshine, thank you for listening, Jo x Please always put safety first +  get the right advice for your training + body.
Evie Smith-Woolley - One Wave Sidmouth, Fluro Friday, Freedom and Tunnock Caramel Bars
Jun 25 2021
Evie Smith-Woolley - One Wave Sidmouth, Fluro Friday, Freedom and Tunnock Caramel Bars
I am so thrilled to welcome Evie to the podcast today!Evie is a mental health nurse from Devon and co tribe leader of OneWave Sidmouth where she combines her love of the sea and paddle boarding with her passion for making blue therapy accessible to all. She believes that everyone should have the chance to feel the benefits of the sea, talk openly about mental health and be part of a supportive community. @OneWaveisallittakes is a non-profit surf community raising awareness of mental health with a simple recipe: salt water, surfing and wearing fluro to make an invisible issue visible. Started in 2013 by Grant Trebilco in Australia, OneWave has spread all over the world with around 200 groups now taking part. In 2019 Sidmouth joined the initiative and tribe leaders Evie and Charlotte now run frequent Fluro Friday sessions on the beach.  With thanks to the incredible guys at @FatStickBoards and very generous donations, OneWave Sidmouth provides opportunities for people to experience Paddleboarding and other water based activities depending on the sea conditions.With thanks to a previous guest Becky Dickinson for introducing Evie to me! You can listen to Becky's podcast episode here.I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I do! I'd love to hear your thoughts and do follow Evie and Charlotte at One Wave Sidmouth.  If you have any questions, please get in touch on thejoyofsuppodcast@gmail.com.Instagram is @thejoyofsuppodcast_Follow #thejoyofsuppodcast on Twitter and InstagramFacebook The Joy of SUP PodcastWebsite www.jomoseley.comIt would be fantastic if you could also rate and review us on Apple as it will help more people find our paddleboarding SUP sunshine! Wishing you sunshine, thank you for listening, Jo x Please always put safety first +  get the right advice for your training + body.
Nicky Green - 2MinuteBeachClean, Grandpa’s SUP, Cold Water Dips + Chocolate Almonds
Jun 18 2021
Nicky Green - 2MinuteBeachClean, Grandpa’s SUP, Cold Water Dips + Chocolate Almonds
I am so thrilled to welcome Nicky Green to the podcast today!Nicky is Chief Operating Officer at The 2 Minute Foundation. She is 42 and lives in Croyde, North Devon with her 2 girls, husband Graham and her dog Pixie. In 2019 I fundraised for The 2 Minute Foundation with my C2C SUP adventure from Liverpool to Goole, creating 4 beach clean stations. I am a very proud Ambassador. After graduating with a BA degree in 2000, Nicky travelled to Mexico + New Zealand. She worked in Australia with one job overlooking Sydney Harbour bridge and the blue mountains and loved every minute!On her return, she worked in financial PR, then project management but jumped at the opportunity to join Graham in India for 6 months where she travelled and volunteered for a Women’s empowerment charity. After working in London, the pull back to North Devon and the Atlantic coast was magnetic. At the end of her maternity leave for her firstborn, she started working with Martin Dorey, founder of The 2 Minute Foundation for his writing business 1 day a week. As traction on the 2 minute beach clean hashtag grew, she listened intently into the conversations between Martin and Dolly, the social media manager and wanted ‘in’! Starting out with the bookkeeping, online shop and station sales, she soon picked up more hours to work with corporate relations, new campaigns, recruiting the wider 2 minute team and being instrumental to transition into charity status. She now helps to drive The 2 Minute Foundation forwards with the growing and awe inspiring team and adores working for a charity that aligns with her values. She is 2 Minute through and through, always on the look out for new 2 Minute opportunities and litter (!), continually learning and seeking out new adventures.In addition to the love of SUP, her hobbies include running, Pilates, singing and dipping in the sea!In this episode we also hear how Nicky's Grandfather was enjoying paddleboarding in the 1940s!Nicky talks about:www.facebook.com/2minutecharityshopThe App:‘BEACHCLEAN’You can donate here: out about stations from: stations@2minute.org Learn about being a Guardian Angel from claire@2minute.org2 Minute Supporters : Surfdome and FjallravenMartin Dorey's books: The #s: #2minutebeachclean, #2minutesolution, #2minutestreetclean #2minutelitterpickI hope you enjoy this episode as much as I do! I'd love to hear your thoughts and do follow Nicky on Instagram.  If you have any questions, please get in touch on thejoyofsuppodcast@gmail.com.Instagram is @thejoyofsuppodcast_Follow #thejoyofsuppodcast on Twitter and InstagramFacebook The Joy of SUP PodcastWebsite www.jomoseley.comIt would be fantastic if you could also rate and review us on Apple as it will help more people find our paddleboarding SUP sunshine! Wishing you sunshine, thank you for listening, Jo x Please always put safety first +  get the right advice for your training + body.
Becky Dickinson - SW Coastal Blogger, SUP Instructor, Paddling to The Scilly Isles + Jam on Scones
Jun 11 2021
Becky Dickinson - SW Coastal Blogger, SUP Instructor, Paddling to The Scilly Isles + Jam on Scones
I am  so thrilled to welcome Becky Dickinson to the podcast today! Becky is a paddle boarder based in the South West of the UK. She took up paddling in 2013 after her friend Guy set up Jurassic Paddle Sports in Sidmouth, Devon.Although Becky was born in Yorkshire and spent her early years living in Hebden Bridge, her family moved to Devon when she was 6 years old and has been a water baby ever since. She started sailing at the age of 7 and spent many weekends playing in the surf on the North Devon coast.As surfing became more competitive on the water, she looked for a sport that was more accessible and paddle boarding was perfect! Last year Becky set up a WhatsApp group for paddle boarders based in the South West of the UK. It’s allowed women to meet up, make friends, share advice and knowledge of SUP and explore new paddle locations with great company!Becky is also taking on a paddle boarding challenge with her friend John, to raise money for cancer research which has impacted her life as with many others over recent years. They will be paddling across to the Scilly Isles from Cornwall, planning is still in its early days but will share the details of when they come available.We will share the links to Becky's fundraising page on social media.  You can find Becky on Instagram here @beachy_bex.Her website is: www.supbecks.comShe is an Ambassador for Sealion Boards and BAM Clothing. She trained with BSUPA to become a SUP Instructor at Edge Watersports.Becky also shares more about One Wave Sidmouth - which is super as we will be having Evie on the podcast to talk about it more soon! You can find John Horsfall's podcast here: The Modern Adventurer.Here is a link to the Red Flotation Device Becky mentions.I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I do! I'd love to hear your thoughts and do follow Becky. If you have any questions, please get in touch on thejoyofsuppodcast@gmail.com.Instagram is @thejoyofsuppodcast_Follow #thejoyofsuppodcast on Twitter and InstagramFacebook The Joy of SUP PodcastWebsite www.jomoseley.comIt would be fantastic if you could also rate and review us on Apple as it will help more people find our paddleboarding SUP sunshine! Wishing you sunshine and joy, thank you for listening, Jo x Please always put safety first +  get the right advice for your training + body.
Sarah Perkins - Coral Reef Research, SUP Surf, Citizen Science and the Joy of Cake
May 28 2021
Sarah Perkins - Coral Reef Research, SUP Surf, Citizen Science and the Joy of Cake
I'm so thrilled to introduce Dr. Sarah Perkins to you on The Joy of SUP Podcast!Sarah is a wildlife biologist at Cardiff University whose work focuses on wildlife diseases. She works mostly outdoors, in the field, collecting data on everything from small wild mice to (extremely large) polar bears, but no matter the size of the study animal, she’s always got her eyes on the community that lives on, or in, her study species; the parasites. When not studying disease transfer in wildlife, Sarah is a keen SUP surfer and racer living on the Pembrokeshire coast. In recent years Sarah has combined her love of SUP with that of science, finding that her SUP works well as a floating laboratory for her marine research. Over the last 10 years Sarah has been carrying out research on the health of a small, remote coral reef community in Tobago.The SUP has become an important part of the research equipment used, with it not only being the form of transport to the study sites, but a platform from which to observe the reef and collect samples.  Back in the UK, Sarah is an advocate for wildlife conservation, education and responsible engagement. She can frequently be spotted paddling her SUP while wearing a mask and snorkel; ready to jump off and explore the underwater world.Here is a link to the cleaner fish on Kathryn Ellen Whittey's You Tube that Sarah mentions: this episode we talk about the iNaturalist app and how we can all add to the scientific data on wildlife. Sarah talks about seal haul out sites and mentions Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust and Sue Sayer. We mention SUP Mag UK writer and SUP super woman Sarah Thornely too: here is here episode: You can find Sarah on Instagram at @sarahperkinsperky  I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I do! I'd love to hear your thoughts and do follow Sarah.If you have any questions, please get in touch on thejoyofsuppodcast@gmail.com.Instagram is @thejoyofsuppodcast_Follow #thejoyofsuppodcast on Twitter and InstagramFacebook The Joy of SUP PodcastWebsite www.jomoseley.comIt would be fantastic if you could also rate and review us on Apple as it will help more people find our paddleboarding SUP sunshine! Wishing you sunshine and joy, thank you for listening, Jo x Please always put safety first +  get the right advice for your training + body.
Gill Ryan - Overcoming Fears, SUP with Children, Fab Photography + SUP Friendships
May 21 2021
Gill Ryan - Overcoming Fears, SUP with Children, Fab Photography + SUP Friendships
I am so thrilled to welcome Gill Ryan to the podcast!Gill lives in a town in Hampshire on the South Coast surrounded by water but this doesn’t mean she grew up as a water baby, in fact the opposite. She tried SUP in the summer of 2019 and instantly fell in love and SUP soon became a big part of her life. There was just one challenge and that was getting over her fear of the water!Being married and a mum of 2, Gill loves nothing more than getting her family out on the water with her, she even got her over 70 year old dad out in a kayak for the first time in decades. Gill tells us all about preparation and patience she uses to take her children on the boards!In 2020 Gill became an Ambassador for three fantastic companies; Bluefin, Stand Clothing and Yak Paddling Adventure Equipment and in recent months has also taken on the role as a Community Guardian for Planet Patrol with her friend Kerry, whom she met via SUP. Being a naturally shy person around people she didn’t know, SUP has boosted Gill’s confidence dramatically. Never would she have imagined meeting up with a group of people she didn’t know and thoroughly enjoying herself. She has made some fantastic friendships.Her new-found confidence has now led her to recording reviews on products. She shares that she still gets tongue tied and it takes several attempts along with a lot of editing but these reviews have proven very popular, especially her YAK Kallista Buoyancy Aid review. She also loves helping small businesses, promoting their clothing/accessory ranges and often gets sent items to promote on her ever growing Instagram @sup_loving_gill account.In summer 2020 Gill organised three local meet ups, where around 20-30 people turned up each night. Going forward her plan is to organise more meet ups, including fancy dress nights and litter picks, organised through the local sup groups on Facebook.Owning a VW campervan gives her the freedom to travel further afield and stay overnight. Gill is currently organising various trips around the UK including Devon, Lake District, Swanage and East Sussex. Gill featured in the 2021 Spring edition of the SUP International Magazine, where she talks about the joy of being able to get back out on the water after restrictions lifted, what motivates her and her kit .Along with SUP, Gill’s other passion is photography, no fancy cameras just her mobile. For her combining the two has been a dream. She loves nothing more than catching a beautiful sunrise or sunset from her board, spotting glorious water reflections and snapping those stunning autumnal shots on the Basingstoke Canal.  I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I do! I'd love to hear your thoughts and do follow Gill.If you have any questions, please get in touch on thejoyofsuppodcast@gmail.com.Instagram is @thejoyofsuppodcast_Follow #thejoyofsuppodcast on Twitter and InstagramFacebook The Joy of SUP PodcastWebsite www.jomoseley.comIt would be fantastic if you could also rate and review us on Apple as it will help more people find our paddleboarding SUP sunshine! Wishing you sunshine and joy, thank you for listening, Jo x Please always put safety first +  get the right advice for your training + body.
Clare Rutter - #ShePaddles Canoe Wales, LGBTQ+ Champion, Mental Health + A Lockdown Tour
May 14 2021
Clare Rutter - #ShePaddles Canoe Wales, LGBTQ+ Champion, Mental Health + A Lockdown Tour
I am so thrilled to welcome Clare Rutter to The Joy of SUP Podcast! Clare, a graduate with a working background in Youth Work and Justice, is an Outdoor Activities &+ Paddlesports Instructor at Adventure Beyond & Cardigan Bay Active based on the beautiful West Wales coastline and a keen volunteer. She holds roles within both the UK Scout Association and  Canoe Wales, is an Emergency Responder for the British Red Cross, a paddlesports Event Leader for the mental health in the outdoors charity ‘Black Dog Outdoors’, a Brand Ambassador for Moose Paddle Clothing + a national community champion for LGBTQ+ matters. Clare is most widely known in the UK as the British Canoeing #ShePaddles Ambassador for Canoe Wales, writes for paddle and non-paddle magazines + her weekly online #ShePaddlesSaturday posts,In 2020, despite the global pandemic, Clare was the driving force behind the launch + rise of #ShePaddles Cymru, in its 1st year, onto the Welsh women’s paddling scene. Together with Canoe Wales she had a very successful Wales-wide ‘On Tour’ programme that resulted in over 250 new & beginner women + girls hitting the water, gaining their British Canoeing Paddle Start Award.  1 in 2 becoming full ‘On the Water’ members of Canoe Wales. Clare won the Volunteer of the Year Award.Clare’s lifelong passion for paddlesports + now SUP has proved vital in her recovery and contributed towards her positive mental health after sustaining a lifechanging Traumatic Brain Injury just four years ago.  She loves camping, travelling, hiking, geocaching, photography and videography.Email: clarerutter80@gmail.comSocial Media:Facebook: clarerutter.DBATwitter: clare_rutterInstagram: clare_rutter.ba.honsOrganisations:British Canoeing –  Canoe Wales –  #ShePaddlesCymru: #ShePaddlesCymru Facebook groupBrand Ambassador: Moose Paddle Clothing – www.moosepaddleclothing.co.uk SUP: iRocker All-round 10’ 6’’, 2019 edition – www.irockersup.co.uk Camera: GoPro Hero 8 – www.gopro.com Adventure Beyond – www.adventurebeyond.co.ukHeadway – www.headway.org.uk Scouts – www.scouts.org.uk British Red Cross – www.redcross.org.uk Black Dog Outdoors – www.blackdogoutdoors.co.uk I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I do! I'd love to hear your thoughts and feedback. If you have any questions, please get in touch on thejoyofsuppodcast@gmail.com.Instagram is @thejoyofsuppodcast_Follow #thejoyofsuppodcast on Twitter and InstagramFacebook The Joy of SUP PodcastWebsite www.jomoseley.comIt would be fantastic if you could also rate and review us on Apple as it will help more people find our paddleboarding SUP sunshine! Wishing you sunshine and joy, thank you for listening, Jo x Please always put safety first +  get the right advice for your training + body.