Meet The Team

Meet the team behind our sessions and store

  • Cliff Meaden - Managing Director

    It’s safe to say that Cliff loves being on the water, whether tutoring young people on a river SUP session, helping upskill technique for a kayaker or training paddlesport coaches. Cliff is also recognised as a leading expert helping people train for Channel crossings, river expeditions and water challenges all over the world.

    … and that’s still not the end of Cliff’s skills! He’s also a qualified Yacht Master Ocean and Powerboat Instructor .

    If Cliff has any free time he’ll be found out on his board surfing some waves on the South coast. On one occasion, he even paddled around the whole Isle of Wight, all 67 miles, in only 11 hours!

  • Julie Poole - Operations Manager & Instructor

    Julie runs our fun intro sessions, and heads up our fitness sessions. She has a military and fitness background, and brings a whole world of experience to her role. She is an inspiring character and loves working with people whatever their aims and goals.

  • Chloe Paine - Shop Manager & Instructor

    Chloe is mainly based at both our Hastings and Bodiam sites and loves having fun on the water running our taster and adventure sessions. When not out instructing, she also manages our watersports shop. In her free time, Chloe enjoys coaching karate classes and volunteering as a crew member at Hastings RNLI.

  • Lisa Clifford - Instructor

    Lisa teaches paddle boarding at our Bodiam and Hastings sites. She enjoys SUP surfing and white water paddling. Off the water, Lisa is a journalist and documentary filmmaker.