ASI Trainer: Stevie Boyle

Trainer Level 
ASI Level 2 SUP Trainer (Flat Water)

Qualified to Train:
ASI Level 1 SUP Instructor (Enclosed Flat Water)
ASI Level 2 SUP Instructor (Exposed Waters)
ASI SUP Water Safety Rescue Award


About Stevie

Stevie has been an outdoor pursuits instructor and youth worker for 20 years, including managing activity centres.  

A good portion of that time was spent in a wetsuit in the sea or Loch or a Canyon. He is a stand up paddler, surfer, climber, mountaineer, trail runner, mountain biker, skateboard rider, wakeboarder, both at work and in his spare time.

Stevie works for a charity called Strive, based in Scotland, where he is Head of Adventure. Strive runs personal and social development courses and their main clients are people aged 8 to 18. 

Stevie is an experienced trainer and assessor - training SUP instructors, Coaststeering instructors and is a trainer/assess for Surf Lifesaving courses.   He is also the Scotland East Coast representative for the National Coasteering Charter. 

Stand Up Paddle Experience

  • Supping since 2010, in Scotland and locations around the world
  • SUP Surfed Scotland east coast, Northumberland as well as the outer Hebrides. California (Santa Cruz area) and Australia. Flat water paddling including distance paddles 10km plus. 
  • Scotland based, extensive knowledge of the East Lothian Coast line, using the lochs and rivers of the Lomond and Trossachs national park, Mull, Ardnamurchan and Harris

Coaching and Training Experience

  • Trains ASI Stand Up Paddle instructors in Scotland and other locations
  • Personal coach for SUP paddling skills
  • SUP Instructor: beginner to advanced levels (flat water and exposed waters)
  • Head of Adventure, Strive at Scotland, offering a range of adventure activities, and SUP School activities
  • Trains people to be surf lifesaver 
  • Trains people to be coaststeering instructors
  • Volunteer trainer at the Dunbar surf lifesaving club.
  • Facilitates a trainee instructor scheme, through Strive. 
  • Writes and maintain STRiVE adventure risk assessment and maintain AALA license since 2004
  • Delivers CPD training as East Coast Representative for the National Coasteering Charter.


  • ASI Level 2 SUP Trainer (Flat Water)
  • ASI SUP Rescue Trainer (Flat Water)
  • ASI Level 1 Stand Up Paddle Instructor (Enclosed Flat Water)
  • ASI Level 2 Stand Up Paddle Instructor (Exposed Waters)
  • ASI SUP Instructor Water Rescue Award (Flat Water)
  • Coasteering Guide Trainer (BRAWA and NCC)
  • Surf Lifesaving Great Britain (SLSGB) Trainer/Assessor
  • SLSGB Surf Life Guard qualification (UK highest lifeguarding qualification).
  • First Aid certificate
  • Mountain Leader (SML)
  • Mountain Instructor Award (MIA)
  • Winter Mountain Leader (WML)
  • Single Pitch Rock Climbing Instructor (SPA)
  • Mountain Bike Leader (TCL)
  • Coasteering Guide
  • East Coast Rep for the National Coasteering Charter


East Lothian, Scotland UK 

Ph Mobile: +44 7896793009