About

Coastal, flat & whitewater SUP Coaching

Westaway Adventures are a South West based coaching company that offers bespoke coastal, flat and whitewater SUP coaching to anyone who wants to develop their skills and understanding of paddle boarding in various environments.

Specialising in whitewater paddle board coaching with head coach Tom, the UK’s most qualified whitewater coach. The thrill of hitting the river whilst being on a board is an amazing feeling, and it is our passion to allow others to experience this weird and wonderful side of paddle boarding.

Tom Westaway Whitewater SUP coach

TOM WESTAWAY - Founder & Head coach

Tom’s journey into the outdoor industry began as early his completion of outdoor education during his GCSEs. Since then, he’s worked passionately in outdoor activities, showing people the benefits it can bring them. Over his career he has gained many different outdoor education qualifications before specialising in SUP, as well as completing multiple first aid courses.

Whitewater sup

Starting as a White Water Kayaker, he enjoying the thrills and sense of community that came with it. Looking for new challenges, Tom took the transition from Kayak to stand-up paddleboard, being one of the first people in the UK to try paddleboarding in a white water environment.  Years on, Tom has become the first in the UK to achieve the prestigious White Water SUP Performance Coach qualification, currently holding the sole title. Additionally, he’s a Coastal SUP Leader and provides personal performance awards, showcasing his expertise and dedication to the field.

Today, Tom is the Head Coach of Westaway Adventures and loves nothing more than taking others into the white water environment that he loves so much; he has a breadth of experience from paddling rivers for the last 10 years. Tom is a White Water Kayak and SUP Coach recognised by British Canoeing, but his biggest strength lies in his people skills. Tom prides himself on his ability to read people and allow them to feel safe whilst pushing their limits and enjoying their time on the water.

Book a session with Tom and you’ll leave feeling elevated, empowered and inspired.

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