Miami & South Beach, Florida – Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Tours, Fitness, Lessons – Beginner to Advanced
Escape the cold this winter and Explore the Tropical Warm Blue Waters of South Florida’s Ocean and Inland Waterways with MKC’s own SUP Guide & Instructor Seth Bloomgarden
Private, Semi-Private, and Group Programs
If you are interested please contact: Seth Bloomgarden at [email protected] or 917-364-7575
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Growing up on the coast of Long Island Seth Bloomgarden was attracted to the water at a young age. His love of all activities on or in the water led him into becoming a competitive swimmer, a life guard, a sailor, and an accomplished kayaker.
He has been a lifelong outdoor adventure and fitness enthusiast. Seth was trained as a wilderness leader in East Africa by NOLS (The National Outdoor Leadership School). NOLS is recognized as the gold standard in wilderness education. Seth’s intensive training with NOLS was dedicated to teaching environmental ethics, technical outdoor skills, safety, judgment, and leadership on extended wilderness expeditions.
For many years Seth was a competitive long distance runner, competing in numerous national marathons. Serendipitously, after meeting Eric Stiller owner of MKC, he found his way into paddle sports in the early 1990’s, returning him to his first love…the sea. 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 and Long Island Beaches to exotic locations in Maui, Kauai, Oahu , Costa Rica, Portugal, Miami, the Caribbean, and Brazil. He loves to share this passion and to introduce new people to the Sport of Stand-up Paddling.
In 2013 he was one of a select number who successfully completed the Sea Paddle NYC Sup race. A grueling, 25+ mile race circumnavigating Manhattan. In that year only about 1/3 of the participants who started were able to finish the Sea Paddle Race due to unprecedented extreme heavy winds and rough conditions.
Seth is an advanced/elite level SUP coach holding a Paddle-fit Level 1,2,&3 Certifications. 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 holds an ACA Level 2 SUP Instructor Certification, and a World Paddle Association (WPA) Water-Safety certification, and a Wilderness First Aid Certificate from The Wilderness Medical Institute.
When he is not out paddling he’s hiking or practicing yoga. He is also certified as a Wellness expert and Holistic Health Counselor by the Institute of Integrative Nutrition as well as The American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP). As a businessman, he has founded and operates his own jewelry company. His creativity is renowned, as is his expert knowledge in the field of exotic gemstones. He is a graduate of Hobart College.
If you are interested please contact Seth Bloomgarden at [email protected] or 917-364-7575