Karen Maidment

Paddleboarding Adventures (SUP FoD) was born in 2014 when founder Karen Maidment fell in love with Paddleboarding whilst on retreat in Sri Lanka. Her very first SUP experience was a sunrise paddle along the mangroves, complete with king coconut freshly plucked from the tree! Hypnotized by the beauty and fun of this adaptable water sport she endeavoured to bring it home for her local community. First in the form of SUP Yoga and later in tuition and guided adventures. Since then, the adventures provided by Karen and her team have been featured in The Guardian, The Independent and The Observer. Karen’s mission is to share her passion for SUP and Yoga through teaching. In collaboration with Waterskills Academy she teaches SUP Yoga Teacher Training courses across the U.K, ISUP Smart and ISUP Adventure.


  • WSA Foundation Coach
  • ASI Level 1 Instructor
  • Advanced Yoga Teacher
  • Water & Safety Rescue Certified
  • First Aid Trained
  • DBS Checked
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