ASI Trainer: Marios Trigonis

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


About Marios

Marios Trigonis is a sea lover with a path on wind and waves.  He loves sports and water is his second home.  Surfing around the world always looking forward new spots and new experience. Training for him never ends.  A highly experienced stand up paddler and instructor as well, rescue swimmer in Hellenic Rescue Team, with previous professional lifeguard experience holding first aid/AED qualifications 

Based in Crete, Greece, Marios has been involved in the SUP scene since 2008,  its early days of popularity.  He was involved of the early training of the SUP in Crete since 2012 and introducing SUP to many Cretans, Greeks and since 2017 as an ASI SUP instructor - first ever in Greece.

From 2012 Marios is the CEO and Owner of his watersport club well known in Greece “Surf In Crete“ for the watersports: SUP, surfing, bodyboarding, kitesurf, windsurf, sailing.  

Surf In Cete is an IKO affiliated Kitesurfing School and an ASI Accredited SUP School.

Marios is also an IKO Level 3 instructor as well with more than 2750 teaching hours, and a kitesurf athlete from the Helenic Sailing Federation , and a SUP Athlete from the Greek Canoe Kayak Federation, 

In 2019, Marios included a Sailing Coach and a team of local professionals to create NAOM Nautical Athletic Club of Malia, with more than 100 young athletes and members training in SUP and sailing. Qualified by the Helenic Sailing Federation and Helenic Canoe Kayak Federation as an official Greek sport training club. 

Through his own SUP school, Surf in Crete, Marios has delivered SUP lessons to 1000’s of clients from beginner to advanced and from individuals to corporates and to the disadvantaged. 

His Center has been awarded, 3 years in a row 2020,2021,2022 - Travel and Hospitality awards as a winner in 3 categories : 2020 excellent in Branding in Crete / 2021 adventure activity of the year / 2022 surf school of the year. 

Marios holds the following SUP instructor certification – ASI SUP Instructor in enclosed and exposed water conditions L1 & L2 , SUP Surf L3.  He is member and rescue swimmer in Hellenic Rescue Team, first person on skin L1, sea rescue training from RS+ and a Senior First Aid Holder, with many hours in search and rescue missions in Greece. 

Stand Up Paddle Experience

  • Stand up paddling since 2008 
  • Regularly competes in stand up paddle local surfing competitions  
  • A Sup Athlete in Helenic Canoe Kayak Federation 
  • Actively involved in the local stand up paddle club NAOM as a Sup coach 
  • SUP JOBE Brand representative as a Jobe Sup Gold Specialist 
  • SUP Boards Specialist developer in Booty Custom Sup/Surfboards 
  • Head with organising local SUP trainings to Schools / and SUP events 
  • Organising Sup games and team building 
  •  to Schools / and SUP events 
  • Organising Sup games and team building 


Coaching and Training Experience

  • ​ASI Stand Up Paddle instructor in Greece 
  • Personal coach for SUP paddling skills, SUP competitions. 
  • SUP Coach in Nautical Athletic Club of Malia  
  • Downwinding and advanced race coach
  • Functional Paddling Training in Greece in cooperation with FP Trainer Tiago Silva 
  • Owner SURF IN CRETE since in 2012 
  • IKO kitesurf instructor in Greece 
  • IKO qualifications in teaching to children 
  • IKO qualifications in Streching for Kiters  
  • Helenic Rescue Team Trainer in Sea Search and rescue, included first aid first person on scene 1 


  • ​​ASI Level 1 SUP Instructor (Flat Water) 
  • ASI Level 2 SUP Instructor ( Exposed Water) 
  • ASI Level 3 SUP Instructor  (Surf) 
  • ASI SUP Water Safety Rescue Award 
  • ASI SUP Wise 
  • Open Sea / Pool Lifequard Certificate 
  • Helenic Rescue Team Rescue Swimmer 
  • First Aid / AED Certificate 
  • First person on scene L1
  • Helenic Red Cross 
  • Boat licence Greece 
  • IKO level 1 instructor 
  • IKO level 2 instructor 
  • IKO level 3 instructor 
  • Teaching to Children 
  • Stretching for kiters 
  • IKO Assessor Trainer 


Arina Beach, Heraklion, Crete, Greece