Sea Kayak Devon

James Mitchelmore

Chief Instructor
James was born in Torbay and grew up exploring the diverse coastline, varied rivers and rugged moorland that the area has to offer.

His kayaking adventures, over the last 20 years, have led him to France, Italy, New Zealand, and most parts of the UK, including the Isles of Scilly, North Wales and Scotland.
He has also paddled the entire Devon and Cornish coastline, both North and South, as well as completing a solo crossing from Lands End to the Isles of Scilly.
When James is not sea kayaking, he can be found indulging in his other outdoor passions, which include; white water kayaking, climbing, surfing and coasteering.
He has a huge enthusiasm and love of the great outdoors, and he continues to live and work in South Devon where he can enjoy pursuing his outdoor activities in such a beautiful environment, and share his knowledge and experience with others.

James Qualifications: British Canoeing Level 3 Coach and 5 Star Leader in both sea kayaking and inland paddling, as well as a 4 Star Leader in Open Canoe. His other qualifications include; RYA Day Skipper, Powerboat Level 2, Walking Group Leader and SPA climbing award.