It's all about personal service - we are a small family run business that's all about making sure you have the best experience possible.
We offer everything from a half day taster sessions for groups or individuals and intermediate and advanced clinics, 2 and 5 day courses, two day sea kayaking camping trip, we run intructor courses in sailing windsurfing and powerboating.
We are of course RYA and BCU Recognised and hold an AALA Licence
At SeaSports our focus is on offering you the very best available; our instructors equipment and facilities are of the highest standard, and we pride ourselves on attention to detail and excellent service. Our instructor ratios are kept very low ensuring that you get maximum attention at all times.
All our instructors are experienced Industry Qualified and CRB Checked. With emphasis on learning, development and fun in a controlled and safe environment. All in an easily accessible and beautiful location.
All our staff are passionate about their own diciplines and enjoy working as a part of a fun and focused team. All Staff are CRB checked and 1st aid qualified, as well as being governing body qualified.
We are Sue and Tim Cox and the team;
Tim Has a shockingly long history working in the watersports industry - Windsurfing Advanced Plus instructor & Intermediate Trainer, Senior Sailing instructor, Advanced Dinghy, Multihull & Keel Boat instructor and Coach Assessor. Advanced Powerboat instructor, and Power boat Trainer, Personal watercraft instructor and 1st Aid instructor. (Also good at growing hair!)
Sue Has a long history of business, looks after the bookings, office & personnel side of things. Ensures that you, the customer are happy, and runs the hire side of the business. Oh yes and teaches windsurfing when ever possible. Also likes to ask lots of questions!
Sam Chisholm Chief Sailing Instructor. Back for the 2013 season, been with us almost since day one, starting off as a beach assistant and now a Senior Sailing instructor. Launched the Start Sailing Club in 2011. Keen windsurfer who loves cheesy chips & stays skinny!
Jamie Harman Windsurfing Advanced Plus Senior Instructor and sailing instructor. After spending the past few seasons abroad he has returned to the UK, opting for a slighly cooler climate new for the 2013 season.
Mark Kilburn Chief Kayak Instructor.3 Star Sea Kayak coach - must be good, he's got the beard to prove it! Mark is a sea kayaker of many years experience and his sea kayak trips and courses are second to none. Mark is also a big fan of sit on top kayaks and a day or even an afternoon spent with him will see you leave here with increased skills and confidence to get out there and enjoy the water!
Paul Simmons Intermediate Planing Windsurf Instructor, Powerboat Instructor, T15 coach. Brings good will and plunder as our resident pirate captain!
Paddy Blight Sailing Senior Instructor, Windsurf, Powerboat and Kayak Instructor. Joined the team in the spring of 2010, Paddy has taken time out to focus on his music career but still pops down and helps whenever he can. Paddy along with Will and Sam sometimes helps run our Advanced Youth Sailing club launched in October 2010.
Julian Weyer-Brown Senior Sailing Instructor new for the 2013 season. More to follow!
Roy Barnes Personal Watercraft instructor, Powerboat instructor & electrician - (who says don't mix electricians & water!)
It Can Sometimes Be Difficult to Talk About Yourself! - So we asked a local windsurfer made good to give us some thoughts:
John Hibbard, UK National Champion,
Britain’s Most Extreme Champion and World Tour Competitor comments on the arrival of SeaSports Southwest: "It’s great to finally have watersports tutition and hire available in Teignmouth. It will make getting in to watersports that much easier. I wish it had been around when I was learning. I learnt to windsurf on the river Teign when I was 14 years old. At that time there were no coaching facitlites availble locally so I learnt most of my skills from magazines and from watching others as well as a lot of trial and error.
I attended Teignmouth Community College and always dreamt of setting up a watersports facility in the town. In the end though my attentions turned to competitions and I set off in search of a life as a professional windsurfer. 10 years since learning in Teignmouth I have achieved my goal and become the National Champion as well as winning the covetted title of Britain’s Most Extreme sportsmen!
I compete all over the world on the Professional Windsurfers Association (PWA) World Tour, with my best result so far being 5th at the Samsung Mobile Championships in Belgium. I always look forward to coming back to my roots and windsurfing in Teignmouth. It’s a great place to try windsurfing and having SeaSports SW in the town can only be a good thing, and maybe in a few years time another Teignmouth windsurfer will be joining me on the PWA world tour." Ch