WHO WE ARE
Simon's experience and accomplishments really deserve more than a single column in an 'About Us' section on a website. Simon's list of achievements are (to say the least), varied and he is a true 'Artisan' of his craft. Simon has expert knowledge of composite design and engineering and has designed and built everything from two Round Britain Power Boats to the the first Speed Sailing Hydrofoil. Other areas of expertise include Speed Sailing Design and competition, Aerofoil Design (Air & Water), Planing Yacht Hull Design and Super Cavitation (the good kind). Simon and Jimmy Lewis have been good friends since the 1980's after meeting on the Hawaiian Island of Maui.
Emilie Joy Garrould
Emilie discovered SUP by chance when she approached Northshore to do a SUP + Wild Yoga collaboration back in 2017 and since then has fallen in love with SUP. Emilie is a yoga teacher and massage therapists based in North Norfolk. When she's not teaching she's on, in or near the water. Her little pup Rudy is also fast becoming a salty sea dog too! Be sure to join one of Emilie's SUP + Wild Yoga tours they will leave you feeling zen and salty!
Chris has been surfing since he was a nipper at St Ouens beach in Jersey. Simon introduced Chris to Stand Up Paddling in 2015 and he immediately realised the potential of paddle surfing for making the most of the less powerful waves that Norfolk has to offer. Chris is a qualified BSUPA Instructor and Life Guard with a number of years instructing under his belt including sailing, windsurfing and mountain bike instruction.
Nestled on the edge of the Brancaster Salt Marsh, NorthShore's location provides great access to the labyrinthian network of tidal creeks - just begging to be explored! On a big tide, it's a hop and a skip into the nearest creek which will take you out Stone Creek and the main channel. From there, you can paddle stright over to Scolt Head Island via Nortons Creek or head West to Brancaster Beach via Mow Creek. On smaller tides, it's a short walk out across the Salt Marsh to Stone Creek for launching.