Simon Hammond

Simon is the most enthusiastic outdoor pursuits coach you will ever meet and together with his wife Nicola owns Shoreline Extreme Sports. Simon is a highly qualified and experienced Outdoor Pursuits professional with Paddle UK coaching and coach educating qualifications in Inland Kayak, Sea and Surf Kayaking. He is a keen rock climber and mountaineer holding the Mountain Instructor Award and as a Surf Life Saver is a Surf Life Saving Surf Lifeguard Trainer, first aid provider and qualified teacher.

He became the World Surf Kayaking Champion in 2003 and a year later wrote the book Surf Kayaking: The Essential Guide. He coaches all forms of Paddlesport with a reputation as one of the worlds leading Surf Kayak coaches. Rock Climbing and Mountaineering are his other passion and he worked hard to gain his MIA in 2012. He loves adventure and is keen to drag his students, instructors, wife and children into challenging situations!