Meet the Team


Tim Trew

Tim’s extensive watersports career began with competitive freestyle kayaking in which he competed for Great Britain. He is a British Canoeing 5* Leader and is Rescue 3 trained. He has paddled on four continents, taken part in numerous remote whitewater expeditions and worked for several years in marketing for leading paddling manufacturer Palm Equipment.

Tim discovered stand up paddleboarding in 2011 whist paddling in New Zealand, and in 2014 co-founded SUP Bristol, with partner Kate, to bring the outdoors to the city. His enthusiasm for sharing his passion for the water has led him to become a leading provider of SUP coach education.

Ask Tim about taking your paddling further.


Kate Ingham

Kate first tried her hand at SUP in the serene landscape of Nelson lakes, New Zealand. A few hikes and long distance bike rides later and she returned to the UK and co-founded SUP Bristol, convinced the sport was the perfect way to introduce more people to the water.

When not on a board, Kate loves open water swimming, competing in distances up to 10km. Kate has trained with the British Whitewater rafting team and enjoys being in, on or around water in a variety of boats and boards. Kate was the first female captain of her university canoe club and is the WSA’s first female coach educator. Trained and experienced in youth work, adult education and volunteer management, Kate is passionate about creating and facilitating accessible and enjoyable adventures and opportunities for others to develop.

Ask Kate about the GB racing scene and our work with youth and the community.