ASI Trainer: Glenn Eldridge

Trainer Level 
ASI Level 3 SUP Trainer (Flat Water)
ASI Level 1 SUP Trainer (Surf)

Qualified to Train:
ASI Level 1 SUP Instructor (Enclosed Flat Water)
ASI Level 2 SUP Instructor (Exposed Waters)
ASI Level 3 SUP Instructor (Downwind & Distance Paddling)
ASI Level 3 SUP Instructor (Beginner Surf)
ASI SUP Water Safety Rescue Award (Flat Water)
ASI SUP Water Safety Rescue Award (Surf)
Ready to Race

 

About Glenn

Glenn Eldridge, has achieved national, European and world recognition in surf life saving ironman and sprint kayak competitions.

International competitions include a ‘Surf Ironman’ in Surf Life Saving, European medalists along with training and racing as part of the British Olympic Racing Squad in sprint kayak (k4 1000m). And now a world medalist in long distance ocean ski.

Glenn is the owner of Ocean Sports (Cornwall, England), providing SUP, Sailing, Hawaiian Canoe and Kayak lessons, activities and tours.

He organises SUP competitions including the annual Carbis Bay Celtic Cup and set up the St Ives Outrigger and Paddle sport club.

He is also a college lecturer in sports science.   And an elite paddle sports competition personal coach.  

Glenn has spent a life time spent immersed in the ocean, competing, working as a professional beach lifeguard in the UK and Australia, surfing and paddling whichever craft he could get his hands on.


Stand Up Paddle Experience

  • Paddling since 2007
  • Regularly competes in stand up paddle racing competitions.
  • Set up and is actively involved in the local stand up paddle club.
  • Event director and organiser of SUP race events, including the annual Carbis Bay Celtic Cup, Cornwall UK.


Coaching and Training Experience

  • Trains ASI Stand Up Paddle instructors in the UK & Europe.
  • Personal coach for SUP paddling skills, elite SUP downwind and competition racing
  • Personal coach for surf skis, hawaiian canoe skills and competition racing
  • SUP Instructor: flat water, exposed waters, beginner to elite SUP surfing, downwinding, advanced racing.
  • Programme Manager Sports Science Performance and Coaching, Cornwall College, Camborne
  • Owner and founder of Ocean Sports Centre, delivering unique paddle sport activities in SUP, Hawaiian Canoe, Ocean Ski and community based clubs.
  • Head Coach South West Talent Identification Search 2012/16 Olympic Games programme.
  • Consultant to the British Surfing Team (2005) - Provision of Sport Psychology and Strength and Conditioning programmes
  • Consultant Head Coach to British Army Canoe Union


Qualifications

  • ASI Level 3 SUP Trainer (Flat Water)
  • ASI Level 1 SUP Trainer (Surf)
  • ASI SUP Rescue Trainer (Flat Water)
  • ASI SUP Rescue Trainer (Surf)
  • ASI Level 3 Stand Up Paddle board Instructor (Downwind)
  • ASI Level 3 Stand Up Paddle board Instructor (Beginner Surf)
  • ASI Level 2 Stand Up Paddle board Instructor (Exposed Waters)
  • ASI Level 1 Stand Up Paddle board Instructor (Enclosed Flat Water)
  • ASI Stand Up Paddle board Instructor Water Safety Rescue Award
  • MSc – Master of Sport Science 2:1 (Hons)
  • BSc – Bachelor of Sport Science 2.1 (Hons)
  • Post Compulsory Education and Training (PCET) PGCE Teacher qualification
  • Level Three Competition Kayak
  • Level Two Surf Coach
  • Level One Assistant Swimming Coach
  • SLSGB Surf Lifeguard
  • Dartfish video sports analysis
  • UK DBS Enhance Working with Children Check


Other 

  • Professional Beach Lifeguard (UK) 1987-2001


Competitive Achievements

  • 2016    British Stand Up Paddle board team member
  • 2012    International Long distance (28km) World Championships 3rd 40+
  • 2010    British Surf Ski Series Champion
  • 2009    6th Mayors Cup, New York 3hr, 46min (48km)
  • 2009    6th Nelo Summer Challenge (was leading until last 100m)!
  • 2009    8th Eurochallenge, Alicante Spain (27km)
  • 2009    Set new crossing record from Lands End, Cornwall England to St’Mary’s, Scilly Isle, in Fenn double with Guy Blackford 3hr, 41min (50km)
  • 2004    World Championships Surf Life Saving British Team Captain Veragio Italy. 5th ocean kayak
  • 2003    Olympic qualification for Athens 2002, World Championships G.B. Sprint Kayak K4, 500m and 200m, Atlanta, Georgia
  • 2003    World Cup G.B. Sprint Kayak K4, 1000m and 500m, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2002    World Cup G.B. Sprint Kayak K4, 1000m Mechelen, Belgium
  • 2002    World Championships Surf Life Saving Daytona Beach, Florida, U.S.A. (Cpt)
  • 2002    World Championships G.B. Sprint Kayak K4, 1000m, Seville, Spain
  • 2002    World Champion Ocean Kayak (Masters)
  • 2002    European Championships G.B. Sprint Kayak K4, 1000m Szeged, Hungary
  • 2002    World Cup G.B. Sprint Kayak K4, 1000m Duisberge, Germany 2001    World Cup G.B. Sprint Kayak K4, 1000m, Zagreb, Croatia 2001    World Cup G.B. Sprint Kayak K4, 1000m Duisberge, Germany
  • 2001    Good Will Games, Kurruwa Beach, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia
  • 2000    World Championships Surf Life Saving British Team Captain, Manly Beach, Sydney, Australia
  • 1999    European Championships Surf Life Saving Bournemouth, England. Silver medallist sprint Ocean Kayak
  • 1998    World Championships Surf Life Saving Miruwi Beach, New Zealand
  • 1996    World Championships Surf Life Saving Durban, South Africa
  • 1994    World Championships Surf Life Saving Fistral Beach, England-Fifth place Surf Ironman


Location

Carbis Bay, Cornwall, England, UK