I'm thrilled to welcome Caroline (Caz) Dawson founder of SUP Lass Paddle Adventures to The Joy of SUP podcast.
I discovered Caz on Simon Hutchinson's podcast SUP fm and we met when I was researching my book in 2021. Caz is an accomplished SUP Instructor and Adventure Guide with a passion for all things outdoors.
Located on the edge of the Clwydian Range AONB, SUP Lass have access to the majestic River Dee, the world famous Llangollen Canal, plus lakes and coastlines.
Caz holds a huge breadth of qualifications and accreditations through Water Skills Academy:
WSA Water Safety and Rescue, WSA Ocean Navigation, WSA Adventure Guide, WSA Adventure SUP-er Trainer, Leave No Trace Trainer, WiSe Accredited Adventure Operator WRT Pro Rescue 3 Technician, RYA Marine Radio Short Range Certificate, REC Level 4 Expedition First Aid, BC SUP Sheltered Water Award, BC Mentoring in Water Sports.
In 2021, Caz became the 2nd fastest female to complete the GB SUP Series Great Glen Challenge on an iSUP. She has also taken on the Trent 100 team race and notorious 'Swellies Challenge'. For 2022 she has set her sights on the new Loch Awesome Challenge and the Trent 100. Caroline recently paddled the Dee bore covered by BBC Wales.
Caz used to run the award-winning outdoor kitchen 'Fodder in the Field', where local and seasonal ingredients were served up in a range of wild locations, including mountain tops and forests. Caz is currently in the process of developing her SUP + Cook workshops, which she will be launching in spring 2022. When Caroline is not on the water, she is an Agri Food Consultant, supporting food and farming businesses across the UK develop their businesses and identify new markets.
Caz loves her trusty Kelly Kettle and treat clients to a secret recipe hot chocolate or mug of hearty soup.
Caz is a longstanding judge for the Great Taste Awards and a global mentor for Women in Food and Agriculture.
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I hope you find this episode as fascinating as I did. I would love to hear your thoughts!
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