Brendon Prince

Brendon Prince finishing Mainland Britain Circumnavigation

Stand Up Paddle Boarder of the YEAR 2022
First & only person to circumnavigate the entire UK coastline by SUP
Prime Minister Award for improving water safety in the UK
Brave Briton Award

Brendon Prince World Records


Brendon Prince, a teacher and lifeguard with over 25 years’ experience has championed water safety education ever since witnessing three souls drown on a North Cornwall beach.  He set up and became chairman of the Torbay Surf Life Saving Club and founded the water safety through education charity- Above Water Charity No.1174593.  To highlight the need to teach children water safety annually, Brendon took on an incredible endurance challenge to stand up paddle board (SUP) the entire coast of mainland Britain- The Long Paddle.  In completing this world first, Brendon set 5x world records.

 Brendon Prince in Scotland

A true waterman, Brendon lives with his wife Helen and three children Kitty, Roo & Jonah, pebbles throw from the blue waters of South Devon, UK.  As a competitive open water swimmer and paddle boarder Brendon is also qualified as an instructor in almost every on-water activity and holds national managing qualifications in water safety.  An expert in understanding water safety education, Brendon has taught over half a million pupils, teachers & parents to stay safe in, on and around water.  Championing the need for education to prevent accidental drowning at the coast, inland waters and the home. 


Brendon Prince
Brendon preparing to paddle around Northern Ireland.
Brendon Prince waiting for the weather to change
Brendon waiting, waiting for the wind to change to get back out on the water at West Kirby, heading to Blackpool of the circumnavigate of mainland Britain.

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