The only SUP travel company that combines SUP surf coaching and marine discovery experiences.

Whether you are a SUP surfer, non-surfing partner, solo traveller, family or group, our trips are inclusive and cater to your needs.

Travel With A Paddle started in the Maldives in early 2018. Merging a passion for SUP surf coaching and marine biology, our trips are designed to enhance your surfing performance on the water whilst also learning about the surrounding environment. 

Be Guided By The Experts

Beau Nixon Profile

Co-founder & Coach

Beau is a former competitive SUP surfer with a talent for coaching. His career in the sport of stand up paddling has taken him all over the world competing, coaching, commentating and leading SUP tours. He is also a recognised ISA accredited SUP and surf coach.

When you join a Travel With A Paddle trip, Beau knows the surf breaks like the back his hand. You will be in the right spot, every time and his coaching improves your SUP surfing skills through technique breakdowns and video analysis. Beau also provides you with a detailed plan to continue your progression.

Originally from Australia, Beau is a husband and father who resides in the UK with his family and enjoys surfing, playing golf and travelling.

Australian SUP Champion  |  SUP International Man of the Year  |  4th on world SUP surf rankings  |  Commentator for APP World Tour.

Co-founder & Marine Biologist

Clare is a marine biologist with a passion for paddle boarding. Her career in marine conservation has spanned over ten years with an expertise in tropical marine biology. Clare’s work has taken her to live in Belize, Maldives, Costa Rica and the Caribbean. She currently specialises in manta ray research and in the past has carried out coral reef restoration, turtle conservation and sustainability development. 

During Travel With A Paddle trips, Clare teaches her clients about ocean conservation by taking them out snorkelling, beach combing, rock pooling and hiking, showing them the natural world and then backing this up with presentations and discussions on marine conservation and sustainability.

Clare’s offers immersive experiences in the ocean which will help change the way people interact with the environment in their everyday lives at home.

What our clients say

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Why Travel With A Paddle?


Your guides are top notch. Decades of experience mean you learn from the best. Why expect anything less?


We have spent years living and working in each destination so we can ensure your trip runs smoothly.


Our group trips are limited to 8 SUP surfers. This equals more waves for you and dedicated 1:1 coaching time.


We take you to waves that suit your ability and comfort level. Plus, who likes surfing with crowds? We definitely don't.


We have spent the best part of the last decade working in luxury establishments where only the best will do. We bring that level of service to you.


Sustainable travel is hard. That's why we carbon offset, support local communities and partner with local operators with green credentials.

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For The Planet & Our Future

We know travelling emits carbon into our atmosphere. That is why we offset 100% of our carbon footprint as a business through planting trees and supporting communities with sustainable initiatives.

Our sustainable travel plans incorporate giving back to local communities, partnering with environmentally conscious suppliers, buying local produce and engaging our clients in local conservation initiatives.

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