Simon Hammond

Paddlesport, Lifeguard, Rock Climbing and First Aid Training

With over 30 years of experience in the outdoor industry, Simon Hammond has become a well-respected national-level trainer and course provider for various British Canoeing Personal, Leadership and Coaching awards. In addition, his involvement with Surf Life Saving has established him as a Surf Lifeguard trainer and assessor. His lifetime of experience working with groups and individuals in the outdoors has also proved an excellent background to become the provider of First Aid training with a particular focus on working with children and working in the outdoor industry.

Simon’s lifetime in sport led him to become the World Surf Kayaking Champion is 2003 after which he wrote the book “Surf Kayaking: The Essential Guide” and went on to coach several national teams. His paddling experiences include competing in the Devises to Westminster Canoe Race, The Exe, Liffey and Sella Descents as well as enjoying Open Canoe Expeditions, Ocean Ski Racing, SUP paddling and pretty much every type of paddle sport you can imagine. He is a very competitive Surf Life Saver competing every year in the National Championships and loves Rock Climbing with regular trips to Spain including the classic ascent of the 500m tower “Naranjo De Bulnes” in the Picos mountains of Asturias.

Simon runs Shoreline Extreme Sports with his wife Nicola where they stay busy running courses, summer activities and various sporting events. Although based in Bude Simon runs many of his training courses elsewhere around the UK. He operates around most of South West England and the Channel Islands with some courses in the Midlands or around the London area. He’s always happy to travel and run courses in new venues.

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The following are a number of the courses available from Simon Hammond. If you would like information on a course, please contact us.

British Canoeing Paddlesport Courses

Surf and Advanced Surf Coach Training and Assessment
Inland Open Water SUP Coach Training and Assessment
Sheltered Water SUP Training and Assessment
Sheltered Water Kayak and Canoe Training and Assessment
Core Coach Training

This two day course needs to be taken before you can move into your specialism and mixes theory and practical skills that will give you a strong coaching foundation in every discipline

Surf and Advanced Surf Kayak Leader Training and Assessment
Sea Kayak Leader Training and Assessment
Inland Open Water SUP Leader Training and Assessment
Paddlesport Leader Training and Assessment

This qualification allows leaders to run journeys and to operate in more exposed flat water environments including slow rivers and estuaries

SUP Instructor

Normally run as a two day course this qualification is perfect for instructors working in small sheltered environments using only SUP’s.

Paddlesport Instructor

Normally run as a two day course this qualification is perfect for instructors working in small sheltered environments using various different craft including kayaks, Canoes and SUP’s.

Surf Kayak Safety and Rescue Course
Sea Kayak Safety and Rescue Course
Paddlesport Safety and Rescue Course

This one day course is necessary for anyone wishing to become a Paddlesport Instructor. A whole day of safety and practical rescue techniques.

Bespoke Rock Climbing and Mountaineering

Upland navigation
Rock climbing leader training

Bespoke Paddling Courses

Sea Kayak skills courses
Surf Kayak Skills and Development training
Kayak and Canoe personal skills training
SUP skills course

Surf Life Saving Courses

Surf and Beach Lifeguard Training and Assessment

First Aid Courses

One Day (8 hour) Emergency First Aid
Two Day (16 hour) Standard First Aid
Two day (16 hour) First Aid for Outdoor Activities
Technical Advice
Simon Hammond also provides outdoor activities and businesses with technical advice. Please enquire for more information.
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