Academy Director: Andy Joyce


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 Turning his love for the water into a career, he started up Surf Steps, his own Surf and SUP training centre in 2005. He now directs the business, and a very happily married Father of 2.

“My dream of a more water filled life was realised through passion, hard work and vision. I see my role is to help people achieve theirs too!”

Profile highlights

Coaching and instructing.

2018 Water Safety Video in collaboration with the International Surfing Association.

2017-Ongoing: Sports development projects with the National Governing Bodies of: Scotland, Lithuania, Denmark, Slovenia, Iran, Switzerland and Norway

2017-Present Surfing England Adaptive Team Manager

2018 Italy: working with the FISW developing combined Sports Science/ ISA Surf and SUP coach courses.

2018 ScotlandDeveloping SSF presenters for delivering ISA coach awards.

2013-16 Sports Development: Norwegian Sailing Federation, Switzerland, Denmark

2011 Surf Life Saving Great Britain (SLSGB) trainer/assessor

2010 Foundation Degree in Coach and Athlete development (Distinction-Bournemouth Uni.)

2008  International Surfing Association (ISA) Surf and SUP coach educator

Competition (Surf and SUP).

2019 4th Veterans Surfing England National championship.

2017 2nd Men’s open Momentum Surf Comp, Pease Bay. 5th Veterans British Surf Nationals.

2016:  SUP 6th 14′ Head of the Dart, 5th 14′ and 2nd Masters Battle of the Thames, 1st 12’6″ Masters, British SUP Club Championships.

2015 UKSUP National Champion 2015,12’6″ Division. Team GB squad (SUP Distance and Technical racing) for ISA World Paddleboard Champs: Sayulita, Mexico. 29th Technical and 34th Distance, GB 15th Overall. Fastest Male, Head of the Dart (Unlimited)

2014 1st  12’6″ in UK SUP Club’s race series (Masters), 3rd 12’6″ overall in UK SUP Club’s race series









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