Stand Up Paddle Board Instructors

gudrun hardes sup board instructorGUDRUN HARDES - Beaches Instructor and WSUP Owner 

I have always been involved with sports and fitness.

I  co-owned Main Fitness where I am trained  and certified to teach spin, weights, yoga and gravity.

I started Stand Up Paddling as an alternative to surfing while staying in Sayulita and realized this was my passion!

Every year I return to Mexico to enhance my SUP skills with the local SUP professionals.  

I teach yoga and Yoga Teacher Training programs when I am not on the water. I am also a certified with WPA, Yoga Alliance and Can Fit Pro.


I am a UBC graduate of Kinesiology and Commerce and at the moment I am doing my  Masters of Sports Marketing and management at Columbia. I move to Toronto every summer  to manage WSUP Toronto.

I have paddled for 10 years and is also love surfing. I love all things physical especially basketball. I have always lived near the water and love to  bring my passion for the water and sports to the beach everyday. I am certified with the WPA.

EMILY RUSSO Beaches SUP InstructorEMILY RUSSO - Beaches SUP Instructor

I have paddled for 10 years and have always loved the water. As an ex-gymnast, Western cheerleader, and love to bring a new meaning and fun to paddle boarding.

I have been in Australia doing my Masters and in my spare time you can find me at the Gold Coast surfing.

                                                                   STEPHANIE NAIRN

Beaches SUP Yoga Instructor            I

!'ve loved being around water since I was a child spending my summer weekends on my family's boat. I fell in love with SUP when I moved to The Beaches. I love to share my passion with new paddlers, whether they're looking for a way to unwind, experience Toronto from a new person, get a workout, or add a new element to their yoga practice.
I'm certified with Yoga Alliance, Paddle Into Fitness, and the World Paddle Association.


Rowan Anderson Beaches SUP InstructorROWAN ANDERSON - Beaches SUP Instructor

I enjoy spending all my time near the water.

I am a surfer at heart but I love SUP as well.

In between being on the water I am a lifeguard for the City of Toronto as well as a first aid instructor. I am also attending Queens University.