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Seth Bloomgarden


Is waterman and adventurer.


He swam competitively, was a life guard, and a sailor in his younger years. He has been a lifelong outdoor adventure and fitness enthusiast. 


He was trained as a wilderness leader by NOLS the National Outdoor Leadership School - the global leader in wilderness education in their intensive Semester program in the Kenya - East Africa Branch program.


Seth’s training with NOLS was dedicated to teaching environmental ethics, technical outdoor skills, safety and judgment, and leadership on extended wilderness expeditions. NOLS is the leading source for wilderness skills and leadership training.


After years as a competitive long distance runner, competing in both the Long Island & New York Marathons, he found his way into paddle sports in the early 1990’s.  He has been paddling for over 20 years, first in a kayak and then on a SUP.


Seth has since developed a passion (some may say obsession) for Paddle boarding (SUP) and you can frequently find him training with the sport’s top professional athletes, teaching new students, and leading SUP tours from New York’s Hudson River, Long Island’s Beaches, and South Florida’s Oceans, Bays and waterways, to exotic locations in Maui, Kauai, Oahu, Costa Rica, Honduras, Portugal, and Brazil.


He loves to share this passion and to introduce new people to Surf culture and the Sport of Stand-up Paddling.


In 2013 Seth successfully completed the Sea Paddle NYC Sup race. A grueling, 25+ mile race circumnavigating Manhattan.  In 2013 only about 1/3 of the participants who started were able to finish the Sea Paddle Race do to the unprecedented extreme conditions.


Seth is and advanced/elite level SUP coach holding a Paddle-fit  Level III Certification - Paddle Fit Certification offers the most complete water safety and SUP fitness certification available and has been approved by the top national fitness accreditation entities: the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).


Additionally, Seth also holds an ACA Level 2 SUP Instructor Certifications, and a World Paddle Association (WPA) Water-Safety certification, and a Wilderness Medical Institute (WFA) Certification.


He also certified as a Wellness expert and Holistic Health Counselor by the Institute of Integrative Nutrition as wells as The American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP).


When he is not out paddling you can often find him out hiking, biking, or practicing yoga. 


Seth is on the Executive committee, and Board of Directors of the Surfrider Foundation Miami Chapter.

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