Sea Kayak Devon

Kieran Laureston

Instructor
Kieran was born in Torbay and grew up exploring South Devon with the local Sea Scouts, taking part in Sea and White Water Kayaking, Canoeing and Sailing. His love of the outdoors and paddle sports drew him to Scotland where he completed his guide training and a degree in Adventure Sports. Here he founded the University of the Highlands and Islands Paddle Sport Club that led expeditions around the west coast and rivers of the Highlands. Kieran has also paddled in Japan, Canada and Australia and his love of mountains took him to Annapurna Base Camp in the Himalayas.

On returning to South Devon, Kieran now enjoys guiding new paddlers and enthusiasts around the coastline for fun and discovery or assisting them in their personal development. He loves Rock-Hopping, Surf Kayaking, SUP boarding and finding the local Seal community. His relaxed pirate adventures to hidden coves for Roasted Marshmallows are a family favourite; as he is always up for banter and brings an element of humour and history to his tours. He is a trainer and assessor of the D of E award, British Canoeing 1-3* and is very much at home when getting away from it all on an overnight expedition of the stunning South Hams Estuaries.

Qualifications: British Canoeing UKCC level 2 Sea Kayak Coach with Moderate Water Endorsement, 4* Sea Kayak Leader, 4* Open Boat Leader, Paddle Ability Coach, Trained 5* Sea Kayak, Trained 4* Inland Kayak, D of E Gold Trainer and Assessor, Leave no Trace Trainer, BMC Trained Mountain Leader, RYA Advanced Power Boat Operator, RYA Safety Boat Operator, RYA Day Skipper, RYA Sea Survival, AoFA Level 3 First Aider, REPs Fitness Instructor, BA Hons Adventure Tourism Management, Bsc Outdoor Education.