THE CREW

TITUS KODZOMAN
TITUS KODZOMANFounder/Chief expedition leader
Tripadvisor
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.
VANJA KODZOMAN
VANJA KODZOMANHost/CFO
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.

EXPEDITION LEADERS

KEV BRADY
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 fifth summer in 2024. Kev is always great fun and his positive attitude is highly infectious.
SIIM RAHU
SIIM RAHUExpedition leader
Siim (aka ‘king of calm’) is a highly experienced guide and is joining us for his forth year in 2024. Previously Siim has guided sled dog tours in the Tromsø mountains in winter, caring for 130+ sled dogs & puppies. 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!
EAMONN BRIEL
EAMONN BRIELExpedition leader
Eamonn is of the waters and the wilds of north west Ireland. In a wetsuit since a child, his ventures with water have brought him back to his Norse roots. From Powerboat to freediving, fishing guide to surf kayaking he’s been working with what he loves from the Canaries to the Arctic. Sharing that time with people and helping them discover their own skills and strengths in the water is what drives him…..and planting trees.
INGEBORG MOUT
INGEBORG MOUTExpedition leader
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 twice and is a SUP Norway veteran. Ingeborg will be leading the 2024 ‘women only’ expedition.

ASSISTANT GUIDES

PAUL GROOMBRIDGE
PAUL GROOMBRIDGEGuide/Instructor
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 FARQUHARSON
ELAINE FARQUHARSONGuide/Instructor
Elaine started paddling in Wales as a child before becoming a coach and leadership tutor for British Canoeing. She is well travelled as a paddler and currently when not working as a physio she enjoys downwind and coastal SUP racing. Her favourite way to spend her time though is to share outdoor adventures with her two beautiful girls.
JAYA CHANDOLA
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 2024.
LOUISE TINSON
LOUISE TINSONGuide/Instructor
Louise works in travel operations and is happiest in nature SUPing, hiking, running, swimming and longboarding. Eight months travel lead Louise to Australia for two years, before returning to the UK to teach paddleboarding on the south east coast of England. Louise has a passion for adventure and a lust for life – she loves new experiences and meeting new people. Louise is working towards becoming an expedition leader full-time.
THEO KODZOMAN
THEO KODZOMANGuide
Theo is a Norwegian native and has been SUPing on the fjords since he was 7 years old. He has been a part of the family business since 2021 building his SUP expedition guiding and leadership skills. Theo is a paddling machine and if the going gets tough, he’s got your back. Theo makes for a reassuring presence on any expedition.
KUMARAN MAHALINGAM
KUMARAN MAHALINGAMGuide/Instructor
From Chennai in India, Kumaran is a highly experienced expedition leader and wilderness medic with many SUP accomplishments including two world records. He works tirelessly for the environment through his initiative ‘Paddle for future’ including reaching more than 8500 schoolkids through his outdoor learning programs. Kumaran is one of the nicest blokes you will ever meet and we’re proud to have him on the team.
YLVA HATLEBREKKE
YLVA HATLEBREKKEHost/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!
CAROLINE 'Caz' DAWSON
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.
TANJA McCONVILLE
TANJA McCONVILLEGuide/Instructor
Tanja is a qualified SUP instructor and Adventure Guide originally from New Zealand and now living in Scotland. She has a passion for everything outdoors especially cold dipping, SUP & walking. Tanja is joining SUP Norway for her second year in 2024.
SINEAD HEGARTY
SINEAD HEGARTYGuide/Instructor
Sinead is an audio engineer by day, but spends her spare time, year round SUPping open water, canals and rivers around Ireland. She’s also an avid SUP surfer. After becoming a certified ASI SUP instructor 7 years ago, she’s worked in a number of SUP schools around Ireland. Sinead is joining us for the 2nd year and we can’t wait to paddle with her again.
BRONWYN ALT
BRONWYN ALTGuide/Instructor
Bron is a SUP instructor who hails from Australia. When not working as an Agri-Consultant specialising in improving farming practices, she loves to paddle, swim & hike in the wilds of Scotland which she now calls home. Bron paddled with us in 2023 and can’t wait to return in 2024 to be part of the SUP Norway crew. You will never see her without sunnies!!
ARENZE FISCHER
ARENZE FISCHERGuide/Instructor
Arenze joined an expedition in 2023 and has been pining for the fjords ever since. We’re thrilled to have her back as a guide in 2024 (IPP2 instructor-DKF/Danish Kayaking Association). She has a passion for the outdoors, hiking, sea kayaking, and of course SUPing. When not paddling the coasts and lakes of native Denmark, Arenze teaches yoga, tells stories on Historical Walks in Copenhagen, and works in an outdoor gear shop.
BEATE PLUTKA
BEATE PLUTKAGuide/Instructor
Beata is an ISA SUP instructor & PE teacher. She has taught paddling to people of all ages & ability (or disability). From Poland, Beate loves exploring new places whilst paddling, meeting people, learning about nature and exchanging experiences. During summer she usually chooses warmer climates (Greece, Croatia, Albania) however during an open Water SUP course in the Lofoten Islands she fell in love with Norway.
MONIKA WOJSLAW
MONIKA WOJSLAWGuide/Instructor
Monika loves ‘Blue Mind Theory’ and considers contact with water to be the best therapy. As an ISA SUP instructor, she leads expeditions and SUP lessons in her hometown of Masuria in the land of a thousand lakes, Poland. Monika loves adventure, wild nature & meeting new people and will be joining SUP Norway for the first time in 2024.
ANA TEUBLER
ANA TEUBLERGuide/Instructor
Ana is a British Canoeing Level 3 BCaB SUP coach/leader in UK . She heads ‘SUP with Ana’ in Kent and has organised trips in various parts of world. Ana is a qualified accountant and works in Kent UK where she lives with her family . Ana is native Romanian and her love for water came early with summers surrounded by cows, goats, pigs and all farm animals.
DONNA-LOU NIXON
DONNA-LOU NIXONGuide/Instructor
AKA ‘MotherSUPer’, Australian Donna-Lou is a living legend & SUP expeditioner extraordinaire.
Donna-Lou joins us most years, usually after completing yet another massive solo paddle adventure around the fjords of West Norway or Lofoten islands.
If you’re lucky enough to meet Donna-Lou in your time with us, prepare to be inspired!
PAUL SULLY
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.
MATHILDE THORSEN
MATHILDE THORSENGuide/Instructor
Mathilde epitomises the Norwegian concept of ‘Friluftsliv’ (Outdoor life). Abandoning an office to work solely in nature and with eco tourism, Mathilde is guiding cross-country skiers in the winter and in the summer you will find her in the mountains, in a canoe, a kayak or on a SUP. If Mathilde is on your expedition, you’re in for a treat.
MARTIN KOOIMAN
MARTIN KOOIMANGuide/Instructor
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' SMITH
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.
ØYSTEIN T. BERG
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.
SEVERINE VASSELIN
SEVERINE VASSELINGuide/Instructor
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! https://watertrek.org/
Dr TIM BRACEY
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.
GAVIN SCARFF
GAVIN SCARFFGuide/Instructor
Gav is a marine scientist working in the offshore wind farm industry and trying to save the planet! When not trying to save it he can be found enjoying it, and is equally at home in the mountains or the water. He’s a WSA SUP instructor and joined SUP Norway for the first time in 2022 :)
BENJAMIN SVENDSEN
BENJAMIN SVENDSENGuide/Instructor
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.

PARTNERS & FRIENDS

GUDVANGEN CAMPING
GUDVANGEN CAMPINGBase camp
Tripadvisor
There’s always a warm welcome at Gudvangen for our guests thanks to Lene at Gudvangen camping. We start and end our expeditions at this stunning location and enjoy the evenings in the newly converted barn or with a BBQ. Stay longer after your expedition and book a cabin here: https://visitgudvangen.com
LOEN SKYLIFT
LOEN SKYLIFTCablecar/Restaurant
Tripadvisor
On our ‘3 Fjords’ expedition we eat in the Mt Hoven cliff-top restaurant before taking the ‘Skylift’ cablecar down 1000 meters in 5 mins.
 SURFSJAPPA/ SRFSNOSK8
SURFSJAPPA/ SRFSNOSK8Awesome surf shop
In Oslo since 1978! All you could ever need or want for SUP/surf/snow/skate and style. Helge and his crew are always stoked to help you get the best advice and gear. If your in central Oslo, get yourself there, it rocks! If not, go here: https://www.srfsnosk8.no/
RED PADDLE CO
RED PADDLE COThe best iSUPs.
When it comes to stand up paddle boards, Red Paddle Co have the reputation of building the best and most reliable boards in the world. We use them exclusively. Nuff said!