Meet The Team
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 an 11' Sea Lion Rapoka.
Ally also works as a Primary Teacher.
Rab works at Auchinstarry Marina a lot and runs some of the private sessions too.
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 loves the Anomy kit!! It's all about those designs!
Tanja LOVES paddleboarding.
She has a Sea Lion Otago 10'6, a Sandbanks Paua 10'6 and an Anomy Jason Pop 9'6
She runs the sessions at Balgray Reservoir for beginners with their own kit.
Tanja loves open water swimming and is a Mum to 3 boys.
She's a New Zealander with a great accent!
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.
Ian runs bring your own paddlboard sessions at Lochwinnoch and Barcraigs. 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.