Our Paddling Instructors

LondonSUP

We get people outside and active on the water in a safe, clean, and environmentally responsible way. We originally catered to Stand Up Paddle boarders but now work to engage our entire paddling community and people with any ability.  

The Faces You Will See

Drew Climie and Christin Smith, winter paddling

Every season is Stand Up Paddle Boarding Season

You will see different faces at our lessons and events but Drew and Christin’s are the faces you will see the most.

Drew Climie

Instructor, Event Coordinator, Owner

Drew has been a ‘water baby’ as long as he can remember, gaining his passion for the water over many visits to the Lake Erie beaches as a kid and most high school summer weekends. Drew’s passion to be at the beach, or on the water, continues today in the form of sailing, scuba diving, canoeing, kayaking and of course Stand Up Paddle boarding (SUP).

After many years of working and training in the technology industry, Drew left to peruse his passion for getting outside and enjoying the water. Putting years of training experience to work, Drew opened up LondonSUP, the only full service Stand Up Paddleboard Shop in London Ontario. LondonSUP now offers a full suite of training programs including SUP Intro Classes, Skill Builder Workshops, Paddle Canada Beginner and Advanced SUP Lessons, SUPYoga, and PaddleFit Circuit training.

Always wanting to find and do something new, Drew continually works to expand on LondonSUPs ever growing list of partners to bring new activities and places to paddle to our ever growing paddling community. Although LondonSUP started with Paddle boarding it now caters to multiple water sports including kayaking, surfing our great lakes, and Dragon Boating. If it takes place on the water, chances are DDrew Climie Winter paddling on a SUPrew is keen to give it a go!

Certifications:

  • Paddle Canada Basic and Advanced SUP Instructor
  • WPA Level 1 SUP Instructor
  • PaddleFit Core Instructor
  • Padi Dive Master
  • DAN First Aid DEMP Instructor

Christin Smith

Meet Christin, she is our SUPYoga instructor, event organizer and an avid paddler.

Chrisin Smith instructing an indoor SUPYoga Class

Christin instructing one our our Indoor SUPYoga Classe

Christin began her yoga journey with 10 years of personal practice prior to becoming a yoga teacher.

Coming to her mat provides a meditative sanctuary where the physical practice and the breath come together.  She practices and teaches a blend of yoga styles including, Hatha, Yin and Vinyasa Flow.

After spending lots of time on the water with Drew Climie of LondonSUP she felt inspired to bring her yoga teaching to the water with SUPYoga.  She is very excited to bring traditional yoga instruction to the water for all skill levels from the beginner to the advanced practitioner..

Christin completed her 200RYT training in the spring of 2014, The Baptiste Institutes “Hands on Assisting” in August 2014 and her Yin YTT in November 2017.  She completed her Paddle Canada Basic SUP Skills Course and Paddle Canada Advanced Flatwater SUP Skills course in June of 2016.

You can find her teaching at multiple community classes for The City of London, Fitness Forum, Evolation Yoga London, private lessons and supply teaching at various venues in the city.  Considering herself a life-long student of yoga, Christin is a compassionate teacher who loves to share her knowledge and believes yoga should be accessible to everyone.