About Us

About Nomad Sea Kayaking

The nature of our work demands high standards of training and ongoing personal paddlesport development. All NOMAD Guides are BCU and/or ISKGA trained and qualified and as a result have years of experience in some of the most technical paddling conditions the UK has to offer. The BCU and ISKGA qualifications are recognised as amongst the very best anywhere in the world. NOMAD Sea Kayaking maintains amongst the highest professional and safety standards in the industry and we have a 100% safety record in over eleven years of trading.

For your opportunity to join our small team of professional Guides and coaches please complete the Application Form at the bottom of this page.

Our Satisfaction Guarantee: If you're not 100% satisfied with any aspect of your trip or course, we will re-book you on the next available date FREE of charge.

Kurt Finch

Kurt Finch − Lead Guide & Coach (BCU & ISKGA)

Email: kurt@nomadseakayaking.co.uk
Tel: 01473 - 375 026

Since trying to surf with the pro’s as a kid in Durban South Africa on my hollow 12ft ‘barge’ and getting absolutely trashed, I was hooked on sea paddling. Over a period of thirty five years I’ve surfed, white watered and sea kayaked in locations around the world and only really got into sea kayaking properly in 2003. In 2005 I set up NOMAD Sea Kayaking, a sea kayaking, touring and training limited company based in Suffolk on the south east coast of England. As a full time professional Guide and Coach I split my time between trip planning, business operations and leading/coaching groups. As the business grows and takes on more Guides and Coaches, we rely on ISKGA for our ‘real world’ operational training and development to ensure we’re safe and responsible….and have a great time out on the water with our guests and students!

Richard Abott

Richard Abott − Lead Guide & Coach (BCU & ISKGA)

Email: guide@nomadseakayaking.co.uk
Tel: 01473 - 375 026

Richard began his paddling career with Nomad Sea Kayaking and local clubs in 2010 and has loved paddling ever since. His main passions are sea kayak and canoe touring, twinned with an enthusiasm for bushcraft and the environment. He is a BCU 4* paddler, a Level 2 BCU Coach, has completed ISKGA and Moderate Water coach training. Now that he has left the Army he should have a lot more time to get on the water.

Dominic Gosling

Dominic Gosling − Assistant Guide (ISKGA)

Email: guide@nomadseakayaking.co.uk
Tel: 01473 - 375 026

Dominic began his paddling career with NOMAD Sea kayaking back in 2010 as a university student and he hasnt looked back. His skills progressed quickly on the rough waters of the Dorset coast and all this time spent on the water forged a competent Assistant Guide with good, solid personal skills. Dom's favoured position is 'sweeper', positioned at the very back of the group ensuring the slowest paddlers keep up and keeping the group together. Dom has just qualified as a teacher and so he gets plenty of time to attend trips during the school holidays and weekends. He continues to form an integral part of our small team.

Karen 'Flossie' Nicoll

Karen 'Flossie' Nicoll − Assistant Guide (ISKGA)

Email: guide@nomadseakayaking.co.uk
Tel: 01473 - 375 026

I've been paddling on and off since university where I trained as a P.E. teacher before joining the fire service on 2001. I enjoy all sports and love being out on the water where you can have a gentle paddle round the coast or push hard against the tide. Being able to share the experience in group trips is a bonus and a highly recommended way of developing paddling skills and memorable experiences!


James Wheliker

James Wheliker − Guide & Coach (BCU)

Email: guide@nomadseakayaking.co.uk
Tel: 01473 - 375 026

James has been sea kayaking for 11 years and is an experienced BCU Junior Leader having paddled in Canada, the United States and the Emirates. James joined NOMAD Sea Kayaking in 2013 as a freelance Guide and continues to lead groups and assist with larger groups. James is a bit of a biology guru and in particular ‘bugs’ ? he loves the little critters and is the centre of attention at our wild camps where he gives impromptu talks about various species found around our camp. A great guy to have around and a valued member of our team.

Apply to join the team

NOMAD Sea Kayaking offers successful applicants a freelance contract and regular work during the season from April to October each year. You will be assessed on the water to validate your certificates and you will also complete a skills course and assessment to ensure that all of our Guides meet the same high professional standards and safety protocols. The full cost of Guide training is covered by the company.

Please complete your details below to apply to become one of our Guides and/or coaches.