I am so thrilled to welcome Natasha Lovegrove onto The Joy of SUP Podcast. Natasha is the founder of The Kind Store and I discovered her on Instagram when I was looking for a great plastic free shampoo + conditioner. She recommended Kind 2 (which I now use) and I realised she was a paddleboarder! She is also a big fan of hugging trees which is something I love doing too! Listen to Tash's podcast here. Natasha discovered paddleboarding by chance in Slovakia in 2015. She has a
I am thrilled to welcome Rebecca Gillmore to The Joy of SUP Podcast. You might know her as Rebekah Mermaid on Instagram where she shares her watery adventures and commitment to the oceans. I have had so many people ask me to interview Rebecca for the podcast so let me introduce her! You can listen to the episode here. Rebecca is a marine conservationist and all round water woman who spends a lot of time immersed in the sea. She is a stand up paddleboarder, surfer, open water
I am so thrilled to welcome Emily Hague to The Joy of SUP Podcast today. I discovered Emily on Instagram and was so interested in her work with On The Killer Whale Trail. You can listen to Emily‘s podcast here. Emily is a marine biologist, specialising in marine mammals - whales, dolphins and seals. As well as her research, she has a deep care and passion for the sea and all that encompasses it. She is a volunteer lifeboat crew onboard the Anstruther RNLI Lifeboat. She also l
I am thrilled to welcome Camilla Todd to The Joy of SUP Podcast. I met Cami on Instagram and loved her energy and passion for wellbeing of people and the planet. I was really keen to find out more about SUP & Soul, her wellness and water retreats.
You can listen to the episode here: In this episode Cami talks about making a big decision at a turning point in her life to become a SUP instructor, following a difficult few years. It is really inspiring to hear how she took tha
I'm thrilled to welcome Dr Adya Misra to The Joy of SUP Podcast. I discovered Adya on Twitter and love her passion for coaching other women in SUP + kayaking as well as her commitment to the environment. I also admire how she made a decision to change her research career so that she could incorporate SUP + coaching into her life. There are so many valuable lessons within Adya's story I am honoured to share it. You can listen to Adya's podcast episode here. Adya discovered the
I'm thrilled to welcome Michelle Ellison to the podcast today. I first met Michelle in 2018 when we paddleboarded on the Thames with Active 360 and then went to Adventure Uncovered Live.
Michelle Ellison has been an adventurer, author, speaker, film producer and podcast club host since connecting with her love of the outdoors back in 2015. You can listen to the podcast here: She has since paddle boarded the length of the River Thames for citizen science, the longest fjord i
I'm thrilled to welcome Cadi Lambert to the podcast. Cadi has been hugely instrumental in my own SUP journey over the last 2 years. I was honoured to work with her during my year as a British Canoeing #ShePaddles Ambassador. I'm grateful I can thank her publicly on the podcast. You can listen to the podcast here. This episode was recorded in December 2020 when Cadi was running the #ShePaddles programme at British Canoeing. Cadi had been working for British Canoeing for 5 yea
I'm thrilled to welcome Jayne Rigby of the Liverpool SUP Co. I met Jayne on Instagram and in 2019 had a coaching session on the Albert Docks in Liverpool with her. Her love for coaching and helping clients improve their understand of SUP, their technical ability and enjoyment shines through. With a background in marine conservation, Jayne is also very active in protecting the environment. Jayne also has a special member of her team, her Staffy Oscar, so we will be SUP-ing wi
I'm so thrilled to introduce Sarah Blues to you. I discovered her on Instagram after I had shared details about being part of Sport England's This Girl Can campaign and Sarah commented on my post. I was struck immediately by her commitment to support other women who wanted to enjoy paddleboarding safely and comfortably and her #PaddleKitHerWay campaign. Sarah completely embodies one of the themes of the podcast that 'we rise by lifting others.' You can listen to the podcast h
I'm so thrilled to share India Pearson's episode with you. I discovered her on Instagram and was struck by the light and kindness that shines through. I think you will love her too! You can listen to the podcast here:
India is a yoga + SUP Yoga teacher, presenter and founder of Fin and Flow based on the Kent Coast in Hythe. As a former dancer, India found yoga after struggling with anxiety and the unforgiving pressures that can be felt in the performance industries. After wh
I'm so thrilled to bring SUP surfer Heather Peacock to the podcast. I was so struck by her enthusiasm and zest for life on Instagram, I was keen to invite her to share her story. Here is the link - just press here to listen to the wonderful conversation! More about Heather: Heather is a 44 year old SUP-surfer, mother of 2, wife to Chris, charity worker and lover of all things outdoors from Tynemouth in North East England where she's lived for the past 20 years.
Her love for
I am thrilled to launch the first series of The Joy of SUP with an interview with Cal Major, a friend and true inspiration to me and many in the paddleboarding community. To listen, just click here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1532449/episodes/6912452 Cal Major is an ocean advocate, world record stand up paddle boarder and veterinary surgeon. She founded Paddle Against Plastic in 2016 to bring a positive message to the plastic pollution crisis, and to inspire and empower posit
I'm thrilled to bits and incredibly grateful to let you know that The Joy of SUP - The Paddleboarding Sunshine Podcast trailer is now live! With an amazing line up of wonderful guests we will be sharing all the health, happiness, friendship and possibility of paddleboarding. Our goal is to bring some paddleboarding sunshine to your day, with inspiring stories and helpful information to make you feel welcome and encouraged in the wonderful world of SUP. You can find us on Appl
We are now in the countdown to the launch of my new joyful podcast - The Joy of SUP - the Paddleboarding Sunshine podcast. It's a both terrifying and exciting, a steep learning curve and I am hugely grateful to my wonderful guests! Let me tell you a little more... The podcast is all about the joy of stand up paddleboarding. I'll be sharing inspiring conversations with dream guests talking about all the health, happiness, friendship, purpose and possibility that SUP brings to