Our instructors are all certified instructors with CPR and First Aid certifications.
GUDRUN HARDES - Beaches Instructor and WSUP Owner
Gudrun has always been involved wth sports and fitness.
She co-owns Main Fitness where she is trained and certified to teach spin, weights, yoga and gravity.
She started Stand Up Paddling as an alternative to surfing while staying in Sayulita and realized this was her passion!
Every year she returns to enhance her SUP skills with the local SUP professionals. Along with her other love yoga! She now teaches fluid yoga.
Gudrun is certified with WPA, Yoga Alliance and Can Fit Pro.
MAX RUSSO - Beaches SUP Instructor
Max is a UBC student who returns each summer to work at WSUP Toronto.
Max has paddled for 6years and is also an avid surfer.
Max loves all things physical and brings his passion for the water and sports to the beach everyday.
EMILY RUSSO - Beaches SUP Instructor
Emily has paddled for 6 years and has always loved the water. As an ex- gymnast and now a Western cheerleader she brings a new meaning of fun to paddle boarding.
JOHN MEISNER - Beaches SUP Instructor
John is a science student at the University of Guelph.
John is a former flatwater sprint canoeist as well as a kayak and hiking guide with years of coaching experience.
He now brings passion of guiding and instructing outdoor water sports to the beach.
JAKE WILKINSON- Beaches SUP Instructor
Jake is an all aorund athlete currently studying in the States and playing Lacrosse.
Jake fell in love iwth SUP last year and is loving that he gets to paddleboard now everyday!