Alexandra Roshu - ((ASI SUP Level 1 & 2 Instructor))
I went SUPing for the first time in Folkestone Harbour in 2016 hoping I could find a fun alternative to kitesurfing during windless days
With a strong core from practicing and teaching Yoga, and from bouldering when I still lived in London, I found it really exciting to be able to cruise along the coastline and explore the surrounding areas from the waterside, nurturing a rewarding connection with the Ocean that always delivered great sessions, no matter the weather or the nature of the environment. Moreover, the knowledge absorbed from attending sessions with The SUP HUB has empowered me to feel safe and confident when travelling abroad by myself and paddle boarding in a new location.
Besides the joy of the outdoor adventure, the physical aspect of the sport contributes to my body's health, strength and fitness, always finishing sessions off with wide smiles, good vibes and high levels of serotonin.
Last but not least, I got to meet some great people along the way whom with I could share my passion and respect for the water. More so, as the opportunity to become an instructor arrived earlier this year, after three seasons of SUPing and also working on the hire side in the Folkestone SUP HUB HQ, I was honoured to be able to pay it forward and start teaching in the same place where I first stood up!