UK SCOTLAND. Scotland’s Finest, like the whisky, matured to perfection - Stevie Boyle, an ASI instructor and manager of Strive Adventure an ASI accredited learn to stand up paddle school, located in East Lothian, Scotland.
Stevie has been working in adventure education for 20 years. A good portion of that time he has spent in a wetsuit either in the sea, loch or canyon. Stevie says: “My mother said I could climb out of my cot before I could walk! I love working outside in the mountains or on the water. Every day is different and the environments I work in are dynamic and diverse. The people I meet and the things I see always amaze and inspire me to do more outdoors. I just love it.”
As well as SUP, Stevie is an all-round action man, surfer, climber, mountaineer, trail runner and mountain biker both at work and in his spare time. Stevie also works for a charity called Strive where he is the Head of Adventure. Strive runs personal and social development courses and their main clients are people aged 8 to 18.
Stevie has been paddle boarding since 2010 and Supped all over the UK, USA and Europe, learning about the sport and enjoying its evolution and rapid growth. He started using SUP as part of education programs in 2012 after gaining his ASI level 1 and 2 SUP Instructor qualifications.
He began instructing as he found people really enjoyed the relaxed and fun nature of paddle boarding which can sometimes be lost in other paddle sports. As well as being a ASI trainer he is also a trainer for Surf lifesaving GB and a coasteering guide and trainer and the national coasteering charter rep for the east coast of Scotland. He is a winter Mountain Leader, Mountain Bike Leader, Rock Climbing Instructor (SPA) and is currently working his way through the Mountain Instructor scheme.
Stevie life is outside 365 days a year, he’s always learning, trying to understand the planet, how things work and are linked together and will continue his passion for wild places.
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