Kayak Coaching/Instructor

mark ressel kayak instructor in combe martin

Surfside Kayak hire are proud

to introduce our new paddle instructor,

GB and European kayaking champion… Mark Ressel

Owner of Icon Sports / athlete / coach  

Website: www.iconsports.eu  

Facebook: Icon Sport

As a keen and loyal member of the local surf lifesaving community, Mark has spent many years working as a beach lifeguard, laying down strong, initial foundations for passion and performance in surfing, paddling and all things sea and ocean!  First competing in ‘spec (surf life saving) ski’ racing, then flat-water sprint kayak racing and ocean ski racing – Mark soon started achieving major national and international success in competitions across the globe – and continues to do so to this day.

Highlights of Mark’s paddling racing career include:

_80A6363 • Surf Life Saving Open British Titles

2 x Single Ski and 6 x Double Ski British Ocean Ski Open Titles

3 x Single Ski (2015 winner) and 1 x Double Ski International Ocean Ski

Molokai 2012 Double Ski – 3rd

Mauritius Ocean Ski Classic 2013 – 14th

European Masters 2014 – 1st British Sprint Kayaking Men’s A 1000m

2014 K1 / k2 / k4 – 1st, 2015 K1 5th / k2 1st / k4 1st

Over the years, Mark has had the privilege of paddling with some of the world’s best paddlers, gaining a wealth of knowledge about ocean ski paddling and sprint kayaking. The creation of Icon Sports is the culmination of all this experience – and as he says himself – now able to better share his passion with the wider world for his love of the sport of ocean paddling and all things performance, ocean and kayaking… is a dream come true.


kayak coaches and instructors in combe martinWhether you are a complete novice, intermediate or competent paddler, there is something on offer you.  During Mark’s paddling career, he has coached junior, senior and National Surf Life Saving teams to success.  He has also spent many years, helping people learn the basic skills in order to enjoy the slightly more relaxed recreational paddling,

Ocean Ski Paddling

if you’re already an experienced paddler and would like to try some ‘adrenalin rush’ downwind ski paddling in the back of a double ski or a single, this can be arranged. More info at http://iconsports.eu/#activities

Coaching Costs

  •  1 paddler    £30 / hour
  • 2 paddlers  £55 / hour
  • 3 paddlers  £75 / hour
  • 4 paddlers  £90 / hour
  • 5 paddlers  £100 / hour

for further information on costs call us today on 01271 883220