TITUS KODZOMANFounder/Chief expedition leader
Titus has the experience and understanding to maximize your valuable time with us. His love for the ocean is highly contagious and guaranteed to give you the richest experience possible. Titus is a true ‘waterman’. Surfer, foilboarder, kitesurfer, freediver, lifeguard, yachtmaster, Former Royal Marine, SUP distance paddler and former ‘Wim Hof Method’ instructor. He loves to identify and challenge limiting beliefs in himself & others.
A native Norwegian. Vanja takes care of business. She is the mother and carer, the number puncher and the paper pusher, the SoMe queen and the designer. A true entrepreneur who is bold, vunerable and brave. In business – along with integrity – she believes the ‘WHY’ is more important than the ‘WHAT’. Vanja is happiest around a bonfire in beautiful Norwegian nature with friends.


KEV BRADYExpedition leader
Kev is an ASI Level 2 SUP Instructor and has a history of impressive solo adventures from canoe paddling the Mississippi source to sea, to being the first person to swim the River Severn source to Sea. Kev & Ylva (see below) have also paddled Scandinavia’s longest river (Klaralven-772Km) source to sea on a tandem SUP! Happily he is joining the SUP Norway team for his forth summer in 2023. Kev is always great fun and his positive attitude is highly infectious.
SIIM RAHUExpedition leader
Siim (aka ‘king of calm’) is a highly experienced guide and is joining us for his third year.
In the winter Siim is to be found in Tromsø guiding sled dog tours and caring for 130+ sled dogs & puppies. Previously he has guided Glacier tours in Alaska, Glacier lake scuba diving tours in Iceland and scuba diving tours in Thailand & Australia. Siim is a truly inspirational and top bloke, we are very lucky to have him with us!
GREGORY (MARKO) GOBIETExpedition leader
Marko is a traveller, explorer and experienced kayak guide.
He rode his bicycle from Belgium to Nordkapp on the top of Norway and then stayed as co-leader of a kayak company in lofoten islands. He has paddled the length of Sognefjorden twice to Bergen and has done many solo expeditions above the Arctic circle. Marko lead an SUP Norway expedition in 2020 and we’re very happy to have him back as a resident expedition leader in 2023. Marko is happiest in the wild, round the campfire, hiking, climbing and surfing!


Paul is an experienced military/civilian expedition leader & adventure training instructor. He has 10 yrs experience as a medical first responder and an impressive array of qualifications including WSA SUP coach. Paul is great fun to be around and always leaves you smiling.
Elaine started paddling on welsh white water rivers when just 10 years old. ISA SUP coach and British Canoeing kayak coach, Elaine is an advanced level sports physio specialising in paddling and biomechanics. This knowledge has helped her secure wins in various SUP racing events and to specialise in subarctic and temperate climate expeditions. Her greatest adventure is sharing life with her two fabulous daughters.
DONNA-LOU NIXONGuide/Instructor
AKA ‘MotherSUPer’, Australian Donna-Lou is a living legend & SUP expeditioner extraordinaire.
Donna-Lou has agreed to join us (again) for a time in 2023 before she paddles off into the distance on yet another massive solo paddle adventure.
If you’re lucky enough to meet Donna-Lou in your time with us, prepare to be inspired!
Theo is a Norwegian native and has been paddling SUPs since he was 7 years old. He is now in his last year of sports school and has been a part of the family business since 2021 building his SUP expedition guiding and leadership skills.
Benjamin SUPs Danish open waters most of the year but in the summer he joins us here on the Norwegian fjords. He is a DSRF-certified SUP instructor, passionate kitesurfer, and former soldier in the Danish army. This makes him an experienced companion both on the water and on land.
INGEBORG MOUTGuide/Instructor
With the Amsterdam canals as a backyard to her houseboat, Ingeborg is a SUP instructor and experienced travel guide who literally lives on water. She has taken part in the gruelling 11 cities race and is a SUP Norway veteran. We can’t wait to get back out on the fjords with Ingeborg in 2023.
PAUL SULLYGuide/Instructor
Paul (a.k.a Sully) is a lvl 1 SUP instructor based near Brighton UK. A keen new OC6 (out rigger canoe) racer, Paul loves being outdoors whether on water or land and always lifts the mood of any group he is in. After doing the Sognefjord Expedition in 2022 he knew he had to cut a new path and so we’re ‘super’ excited Paul is joining the SUP Norway crew in 2023.
JAYA CHANDOLAGuide/Instructor
Jaya is a physiotherapist/SUP instructor based in Scotland. She loves all things SUP and adventure and is happiest when out on the water chasing sunrises and sunsets. Jaya fell in love with Norway on our 3 fjords expedition in 2022 and is excited to be joining us as an assistant guide in 2023.
YLVA HATLEBREKKEGuide/Yoga Instructor
Norwegian native Ylva has based herself on Sri Lanka’s South Coast for the last 6 winters where she leads river SUP-yoga classes and Full Moon Ceremonies. In 2019 she co-founded ‘My Serendipity’ delivering women-only surf and yoga retreats in Sri Lanka & Spain. Ylva has paddled Scandinavia’s longest river (Klaralven-772Km) source to sea on a tandem SUP!
MARTIN KOOIMANGuide/Instructor
Martin will be joining us for his 2nd year in 2023. Martin is a L1 ASI Sup Instructor, he paddles around in the Netherlands as much as possible and is an enthusiastic volleyball-trainer/coach as well. Martin paddled the 220 kilometers of the 5 day-11 City Tour in September 2022!
DAN 'Yam Yam' SMITHGuide/Instructor
Dan is BSUPA level 2 instructor from Perranporth, Cornwall. A true family man and all round great guy. SUP is part of his families’ lifestyle and anything involving water is on the agenda. Equally at home up in the mountains yomping many miles for pleasure or Charity, Dan is the the driving force behind the hugely popular paddleboard club ‘Little Wolf’ travelling up and down the UK for pleasure paddles with other like minded people…
John is a 56 year old father of 4 & Grandfather of 6 little ankle biters. He is a former Wim Hof Method instructor (2017-2023) and breathwork coach. John defied all the odds and doctors, coming back from a terrible accident to become a world class obstacle course racer. A truly inspirational bloke, John is joining us for his 2nd year in 2023.
CAROLINE 'Caz' DAWSONInstructor/Guide
Caz is a SUP Guide from Wales. When not paddling she is a free ranging Agri-Food Consultant. She has a flare for adventure cooking and often paddles with her trusty Kelly Kettle or wood stove strapped to her board. Caz is a Leave No Trace trainer and enjoys sharing her knowledge of the environment. In 2022 she explored the Sankt Anna Archipelago, Sweden and worked as a guide on the River Wye.
KIRSI ROOSGuide/Instructor
Kirsi spent most of her childhood in a wooden rowing boat. She is happiest when in nature, enjoying the sunset colors of the sky. Kirsi is an SUP instructor, experienced group fitness instructor, personal trainer and a wellbeing coach. She will also soon be a qualified outdoor sports instructor. Kirsi gets excited meeting new people from different countries, adventures and saving the planet. (Especially mountains!)
James is a WSA SUP Adventure Guide and Coach from the English/Welsh border. James coaches and guides paddleboard trips on his local river called the Wye. James has served in English and Welsh Mountain and Lowland rescue teams. He is a bit of a history geek and has a passion for the Viking, Anglo-Saxon and Celtic ages.
ØYSTEIN T. BERGGuide/Instructor
Øystein is a Norwegian waterman with a beating heart for all board sports – be it SUP, surf, windsurf or his latest passion wing foiling. Being a SUP guide and instructor is his favorite way of decoupling from his daytime career in innovation and strategy consulting. He is ISA-certified as a SUP instructor and in water safety and joined SUP Norway as an assistant guide in 2021.
The founder of Watertrek, an NGO involved in protecting aquatic ecosystems. Severine is also an ISA SUP instructor and SLSGB surf lifesaver as well as having a career in acting and producing. She is an SUP Norway veteran, passionate environmentalist and an incredibly inspirational human being. We love her!
Dr TIM BRACEYGuide/Instructor
Tim is a consultant clinical pathologist in SW England (Cornwall and Devon). He has been Paddle boarding since 2008 and is equally happy on flat water, waves or downwind bumps. Although he is an all round Waterman who surfs, windsurfs, kites and sea swims, he loves the versatility of SUP and most of all, social trips and exploring.
MARK SLATERGuide/Instructor
What can we say about Mark? As well as being one of the nicest blokes you’ll ever hope to meet, Mark is an amazingly experienced all round waterman and an awesomely hardcore racer with a string of International placings/wins in some of the toughest events on the planet. A team rider for Fanatic since 2012, we are very lucky to benefit from his experience.