Nige Robinson has paddled, surfed and coached throughout Europe, North America and Papua New Guinea, where he just happened to pick up a gold medal in the 1999 World Sea Kayak Championships, and has over 20 years experience in sea kayaking.
He is a British Canoe Union (BCU) Level 5 Surf Coach, a Level 5 Sea Coach and formerly Coaching Development Officer for the Welsh Canoeing Association (WCA).
He now runs courses from his home in Pembrokeshire where he was born and brought up, and most of his life has been spent close to or on the sea, either kayaking, surfing or sailing.
Whilst working with the BCU and WCA Nige was responsible for co-writing and implementing guide-lines and accreditation for BCU centres. He is also chairman of the Sea Kayaking Technical committee.
For the past three years he has worked as a part time inspector for the Adventurous Activities Liscensing Authority and the Wales Tourist Board.
This experience allows him to offer expert advice on risk assessment, operating procedures and technical matters for many aspects of kayaking and canoeing.
Nige has also been heavily involved in writing and contributing to coaching guidance notes, sit on top kayak safety course and sea and surf literature, including the following;
BCU Coaching Directory
BCU Coaching Handbook
Sea Kayaking (Crowood Press)