Who we are
Nige Robinson has paddled, surfed and coached throughout Europe, North America and Papua New Guinea, where he just happened to pick up a gold medal in the 1999 World Sea Kayak Championships, and has over 25 years experience in sea kayaking.
He is a British Canoeing (B.C.) Level 5 Surf Coach, a Level 5 Sea Coach and formerly Coaching Development Officer for the Welsh Canoeing Association (W.C.A). He now runs courses from his home in Pembrokeshire and most of his life has been spent close to or on the sea, either kayaking, surfing or sailing.
Whilst working with the B.C. and Canoe Wales Nige was responsible for co-writing and implementing guide-lines and accreditation schemes for B.C. centres. He was also a member the British Canoe Union Sea Kayaking Technical committee.
Previously Nige has worked as a part time inspector for the Adventurous Activities Liscensing Authority and the Wales Tourist Board. This experience allows him to offer expert advice on risk assessment, operating procedures and technical matters for many aspects of kayaking and canoeing.
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Martin Leonard has been sea kayak guiding in Pembrokeshire for over 12 years. He is a British Canoe Union Level 4 Sea Kayak Coach as well as a Level 3 canoe and Inland Coach.
Martin has worked in all aspects of the Outdoor Industry and for some of the largest and most respected outdoor providers in the UK. This experience shows in his consummate professionalism and sound approach to safety and adventure.
Martin has paddled across the globe including Iceland, Norway, Central and South America, Nepal and New Zealand.
When Martin’s not in a sea kayak he spends his time…. well… in the sea! Whether kayaking, coasteering or surfing, the Pembrokeshire coast is both his office and his playground. Martins’ wealth of experience, passion for the outdoors and relaxed style allow him to offer a complete experience to anyone heading out onto the sea with him, sharing his extensive knowledge of local conditions, wildlife, geology and history.
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Ben Fothergill is not only a sea kayak guide but has also worked extensively in the Outdoors Industry. From raft guiding, mountain leading, coasteering and climbing. He draws on a wealth of experiences from all these fields and provides a holistic approach to his coaching and strategy management.
Ben has spent most of his life in or on the sea and exploring the mountains and rivers of Wales. He has worked in Pembrokeshire for the last 7 years as a Sea Kayak Guide and an Adventure Guide. Having such a broad spectrum of experiences and skills, Ben is renown for bringing a wealth of knowledge to his coaching and guiding. He holds 5 Star Sea kayak Leadership Award, B.C.'s, U.K.C.C. Advanced Water Endorsed Coach and is currently working his way through the B.C.'s U.K.C.C. level 3 Coaching award to gain his Jedi status (like Nige and Martin).
Ben as paddled and adventured his way around most areas of the U.K. He has also kayaked the oceans and rivers of New Zealand, Seychelles, Maldives, United States, South Pacific and Greenland.
In his spare time he’s mostly found surfing around the U.K’s wild coastline or exploring the crags and mountains.
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