Karen Maidment
Inland Open Water Leader, SUP Instructor, SUP Yoga Teacher

Paddleboarding Adventures 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 coaching and guiding. Karen believes that paddle sports should be accessible to anyone and everyone, regardless of ability, socioeconomic status, gender or race.


  • Paddle UK SUP Inland Open Water Leader
  • Paddle UK Core Coach
  • Paddle UK Level 1 SUP Instructor
  • ASI Level 1 Instructor
  • Advanced Yoga Teacher
  • Paddle UK Paddle Sport Safety & Rescue
  • Level 3 / Outdoor First Aid
  • Paddle UK Level 1 Safeguarding