Mark Martin

Marc Martin

ISKGA status: Registered Guide

15/11/1977

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Girona, Spain

Marc Martin began sea kayaking in 2001 when his friend David came into the library of the Faculty of Computer Sciences, banged his hand on the table and said, “There, look what I’ve bought. I have a Kayak “.

From that moment on Marc’s technical progression emerged through self-study methods and conferences organized by his kayak club (the club Pagaia Cap de Creus). Eager to progress his training he found strong support outside of his country’s borders, participating in technical conferences in the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, whereas being instructed by the BCU.

Currently being a sponsored paddler of Lendal Paddles for Skuk Marc works actively as a technician at SUK which is in the largest Sea Kayaking Symposium in Europe, hold annually in May on the island of Anglesey in North Wales.

He has made several expeditions with his wife Anna Moreno, also a passionate kayaker, starting with Javier Knorr in the return to Ibiza.  He carried out large and small expeditions in Italy, France, Sweden, the Basque Cost, the Galician Coast, Balearic Islands, Germany, Greenland, Mexico, New Zealand. Having collected a lot of experience abroad he doesn’t neglect his home coast the Costa Brava where he enjoys the sea every day, its cliffs, its Mediterranean peoples and sometimes the “Tramuntana” wind.

He participated in 2008 in Greenland Games that are held every July in Greenland where he won 4 gold medals. However, the most important victory was the peaceful coexistence and the reception given by the greenlandic people and getting the opportunity to learn about their customs and their way of understanding life.

marc@seakayakingspain.com

www.seakayakingspain.com

module date trainer assessor tick NGB qualification Document
Advanced guide observation
Advanced Skills  tick Spanish Federation Guide
5 star trainee
Yes
Advanced Planning
Advanced Leadership  tick Spanish Federation Guide
5 star trainee
Yes
Coastal guide observation
Coastal Skills
Coastal Planning
Coastal Leadership
Generic Modules
Incident Management
Sea Survival
VHF license  tick Yes Yes
Food Hygiene
Coaching  tick Level 2 coach moderate water sea BCU
Spanish Federation Coach.
Yes
First aid  {first aid expires}  tick 8 Hours Yes
Expedition Skills