life on the back beach
“Some things don’t change and never will: Our commitment to our customers and our dedication to be the best”
Our journey since 2007 (when our dream of SeaSports became reality) has been an eventful and challenging one we have experienced so much – joy, fear, pride – but never regret.
Early days; in the summer of 2007 with a gazebo on Teignmouth beach: A few kayaks available for hire a second hand rib and a shed load of ambition and plans. Over the winter of 2007 we worked hard, we converted the Vinnicombe wine store (a concrete grey box with no windows and an old staircase at the back of the building) into something resembling the building SeaSports still operates from. We gained RYA recognition and AALA licence. Over the next few years we added two more buildings, doubled the size of the dinghy and windsurf fleet, added the trots on the back beach and the mooring for the rib. We bought more safety boats, paddleboards, added Jet skis to the fleet and continually upgraded our kit.
Over the years things change; our RIB now an 8 metre coded boat means we teach powerboating up to advance and advanced instructor level, Tim has added to his qualifications and his skills are in demand all over the world! In 2012 we got involved in ocean rowing when we started working with Atlantic Campaigns and the Talisker whiskey Atlantic challenge. We have worked hard and invested to become the best and now teach most of the teams taking part in the race including the winners of the last two races. Our instructors, we have had the pleasure over the years of working with some of the most inspiring and frankly some of the best in the industry while it’s always sad to see these guys move on it’s also exciting to welcome new talent and help them grow and develop.
Some things don’t change and never will: Our commitment to our customers, our dedication to be the best. We don’t cut corners or make do. Our instructors, kit and our work ethic; there is no compromise; we will always go the extra mile to ensure that you have the best time possible. And that’s our promise, whether you are here for a week-long course or for an hour paddleboard or kayak hire. And the love and pride we feel for Teignmouth we never forget how lucky we are to live and work in this honest and very beautiful corner of the world.
Now we look forward to sharing all of this with you.