Psyched Paddleboarding team are professional, friendly, who have a huge passion for paddling and highly qualified so you are in good hands.

Sian | Psyched Paddleboarding


Sian Sykes is the founder of Psyched Paddleboarding.

Sian has travelled the world, building up vast experience of leading expeditions to Nepal, Mongolia, India, China, Peru, Morocco and the Alps. Sian loves a SUP challenge! Sian has completed numerous record breaking challenges.

Her love for the outdoors is infectious, and she’s inspired people of all ages and from all walks of life to get out and SUP.   Sian is a global Ambassador for Starboard, team rider for Starboard UK, an official partner for Peak UK, and an ambassador for Water Skills Academy, and Aquapac. Sian has appeared in the media ranging from television programmes, live interviews, magazines and newspaper publications. Sian is a regular contributor to SUP International sharing her expert SUP knowledge. Sian is also a Water Skills Academy Trainer.


Gav, Psyched Paddleboarding

Gav loves the great outdoors and is qualified as an instructor in many adventure activities. He is a keen kayaker and paddlesport coach. In 2014 he impressively rowed from Gran Canaria to Barbados across the Atlantic Ocean! Don’t worry he won’t make you SUP the Atlantic just yet!




Lewis is enjoying his time in North Wales since relocating here and he is stoked to be part of the Psyched Team. He enjoys taking people out onto the water.




Mike has been paddling for over 10 years and is passionate about paddle sports. He has worked all around the UK and beyond and loves seeing people develop their paddling.


Hamish | Psyched Paddleboarding

Hamish is a family man, he is a father to 3 awesome kids. He is also a teacher and DofE trainer and assessor too. He is passionate about getting outside and having fun on the water. He enjoys SUP and surfing in Wales .


Dave Brown, Psyched Paddleboarding

Dave is Psyched Paddleboardings Tech Advisor and instructor. He has over 30 years working in the outdoor industry with outstanding experience and knowledge in coaching and paddle sport. He has been the Coach to the GB Women’s Rafting Team who eventually went on to win Gold at the Worlds! 



Richard | Psyched Paddleboarding

Richard was born on Anglesey, knows the area incredibly well. Richard is passionate about paddle sport and when he is not guiding he is out on the water.




Katie loves paddleboarding and enjoys taking her dog Ozzy for a SUP. She used to work at the national Watersports Centre in Cardiff before heading up to base herself in North Wales. 


Andy | Psyched Paddleboarding

Andy is a Water Skills Academy ambassador and is passionate about getting out on the water whether it is SUP or surfing. You will have an absolute blast with Andy and his love for the sport is infectious.



Jonny spent time leading kayaking, coasteering and SUP trips in Pembrokeshire, as well as leading expeditions to Madagascar, Thailand, Cambodia, Norway, Chile and British Columbia. Jonny is committed to sharing his knowledge and passion for SUP with others.




After years working seasonally with Gifford Circus and living and working in abroad. Ceri wanted to unite her passion for all forms of dynamic movement arts and decided to set up Ebbing and Flowing yoga to bring the practices she discovered to the mat.



Russell | Psyched+Paddleboarding

Russell loves adventures and the great outdoors. He enjoys inspiring others into paddleboarding. He will make you feel at ease whilst having a great time on the water.



Jon loves the outdoors, he has been working in the outdoor industry based in South Wales for the past 17 years as the Manager of PBB Outdoor Education Centre. He also now works for Psyched Paddleboarding and loves it. He has recently discovered SUP and has fully embraced the sport taking part in all aspects. Jon comes from varied adventure background where he holds a range of instructor qualifications. 



Kelly has been working in the outdoors full time for the past two years. She is a real water baby and loves to swim and go on adventures on her paddle board. Since relocating to North Wales, she has enjoyed finding many of the hidden gems of the area to be explored both on the water and on foot. Kelly loves taking people out for an awesome time on the water.



Tanya is Psyched Paddleboarding Office Manager. She is an absolute star by managing the team and liaising with customers. She loves to SUP and swim in her free time and she is Sian’s best friend too. She is the mother to little Flori, who we hope to be a SUP instructor one day. 



Ryan has been with us for a couple of years. He ensures all the kit is washed properly and ready for the sessions. We pride ourselves having top quality kit and dry clothes. We never put customers in soggy kit. 

Ryan enjoys SUP and keen to come on a SUP Guided Tour, but his big passion is playing football.



Nicole is in charge of all the social media aspects for Psyched Paddleboarding. She is super organised and friendly. She is delighted to be part of the Psyched team and is more than happy to answer your questions on social media. Nicole loves to spend time with her friends and family in her free time, and enjoys doing crafts.