Buster Smith

ASI Level 2 SUP Trainer (Flat Water), ASI Level 1 SUP Trainer (Surf)

 

     Buster is an experienced kayak & stand up paddle instructor, having worked within the outdoor recreation & sports industry since 2003. He has travelled and worked extensively throughout the world, in countries including Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Fiji & Canada, as well as Europe. In 2008, Buster returned after his travels to his adopted hometown of Moraira, Spain to set up his own Kayak & Stand up Paddle Activity company.


A keen Stand up Paddle racer, Buster combines his love for travel and SUP and has taken part in numerous SUP race events in Spain and across Europe, including the record breaking Battle of the Thames in London in 2013 and the European Alpine SUP race circuit.

SUP experience:

Supping since 2008 at various locations around the world.
Regularly competes in SUP race events across Europe
Event Director and organiser for SUP & Kayak events


Coaching and Training experience:

Trains ASI Stand up Paddle Instructors across Europe
Stand up Paddle Instructor from beginner to advanced levels
Coach and mentor for instructors and paddlers at The Paddle Club
First ASI SUP Instructor and School in Spain
Owner and hands on operator of a Kayak & Stand up Paddle School in Spain (Coast Mountain Kayak), since 2008
Set up the Paddle Club Alicante, Spain in 2012 (kayak and SUP activities)


Qualifications:

ASI Level 2 SUP Trainer (Flat Water)
ASI Level 1 SUP Trainer (Surf)
ASI Level 1 Stand Up Paddle Instructor (Enclosed Flat Water)
ASI Level 2 Stand Up Paddle Instructor (Exposed Waters)
ASI Level 3 Stand Up Paddle Instructor (Beginner Surf)
ASI Level 4 Stand Up Paddle Instructor (Downwind and Distance Paddling)
ASI Ready to Race certificate
ASI SUP Instructor Water Safety Rescue (Flat Water and Surf)
Spanish Red Cross First Aid & CPR Certificate
PADI Scuba Dive Medic & Rescue
PADI Assistant Instructor
AUSTSWIM Swimming Instructor
Kayak Instructor and Guide 1998

2010 - present

2010 - present

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