Meet The Team

Ally Findlay Director

Ally Findlay

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Ally is the director of Glasgow Paddleboarders and the lead instructor.

He loves leading group sessions and running trips on open water.

Ally is part of Water Skills Academy training team and teaches the SUP Instructor courses in Scotland.

He rides a Sea Lion Rapoka.

Rab on the loch

Rab Wallace

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Rab is one of our Adventure Guides.

Even if he's not working with us he's probably at the marina with his kids splashing about.

He drives a big green van!

Rab's first boards was a Jobe Yarra but he loves riding the Sea Lion Tasman 12’6

Tanja on the canal

Tanja Mcconville

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Tanja LOVES paddleboarding. She is a trained adventure guide.

She has a Sea Lion Otago 10'6 and loves it.

She runs the sessions at Balgray Reservoir and Applecross Wharf.

Tanja loves open water swimming and is a Mum to 3 boys.

She's a New Zealander with a great accent!

Mike on Loch Lomond

Mike Kissack

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Mike is our South African surfer  and drives a big green van.

He fell in love with SUP 5 years ago and spends his free time (not that he has loads) between surfing and exploring Loch Lomond on his SUP.

Mike loves leading groups out on open water.

Mike's two boys keep him very busy when he's not managing restaurants or out on the water.

Instructor Ian at Lochwinnoch

Ian Moir

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Ian runs bring your own paddlboard sessions in a variety of locations. He is a PT so be prepared to be put through your paces!


Ian's love of SUP started nearly 5 years ago when he had the use of a board for the summer.

The social aspect of paddleboarding, for him, is one of the main attractions. Whether that be working hard with a couple of mates to cover as much distance as possible or getting out with a group from Glasgow Paddleboarders.

Matthew Hurding Instuctor

Matthew Hurding

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Matthew is a lover of all things relaxed and chilled. He is involved with running the Glasgow Paddleboarders Pikes kids sessions.

Being a deputy head of a school means his skill set has children at the heart.

He rides a Sea Lion Rapoka.

Rachael Pirie Planet Patrol Queen

Rachael Pirie

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Rachael is a Foundation SUP instructor and is also chief in command of the Planet Patrol Litter Picks that we run. She is a real environmentalist and wants to see plastic removed from our waterways.

She rides her Two Bare Feet board and loves adventures.

Jocelyn on Loch Lomond

Jos Wallace

Jos is a happy Mum of 2 and does sessions at Auchinstarry. She is a Foundation SUP Instructor. She loves cruising the canal with her daughter Iona. Although, she doesn’t get much talking done because Iona does it all.


She loves the Sea Lion Rapoka.