OUR TEAM

We spread love for SUP and nature.

Hi, I am Sebestyén!

Founder of Bovec SUP and paddleboarder by soul. Even as a small kid, my parents couldn’t get me out of the water. And it stayed with me til now.:-)

I have been guiding whitewater kayaking and rafting since 2012, but when paddleboarding came into the picture, my future path was clear. I love seeking hidden places on the water to explore, and as whitewater is my natural habitat, I had to try my SUP on the river. Since then, whitewater paddleboarding has been my biggest passion and challenge!

After seeing so many people renting paddleboards and struggling with maintaining balance and paddling straight, I decided to change it. I made an ISA SUP instructor certification to follow the highest standards, and we opened the Bovec SUP door as a team of two. Our expectations were not high, as we started in the rough year of 2020. The future of tourism was uncertain, and the world faced different challenges. But here we are, a few years later, guiding hundreds of people through the emerald waters of the Soča Valley and living our dream!

P. S. I believe that there are no untalented people for sports, but only unskilled guides. I enjoy sharing my experience and love for paddleboarding, and I am sure that I will make you fall in love with it as well.:-)

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years of experience in whitewater guiding

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certificates of rescue, first aid, and instructor qualifications

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countries, where I acuired international guiding experience

Meet our team

Veronika

Veronika

Veronika is a marketing wizard, back office help, and sometimes a shuttle driver as well. She is mostly the first person you will talk to when reaching Bovec SUP. As a content marketing specialist, she worked with some of the biggest brands worldwide. But it has just never felt right for her. One day, she decided to change her path, packed her backpack, and left the city office to explore the world. Thanks to Sebi, she ended up in the Soča Valley, discovered paddleboarding, and became an integral part of Bovec SUP.

Judit

Judit

Originally a physiotherapist that was craving to leave a grey city. Judit has been kayaking since childhood, so her wish was to settle down in the mountains. She joined our team as the second guide, safety kayaker, and shuttle driver but quickly proved her skills to take the lead. Now you will mostly meet her as your flatwater SUP guide. The kindest and most caring person you can wish to teach you about paddleboarding. And if she is not on the water, you will mostly find her running in the woods.

Lindsey

Lindsey

Lindsey is a true yoga, nature, and adventure lover. She has been teaching yoga since 2011 and has an E-RYT 500 certification confirming her completion of 500 hours of yoga teacher training. She founded an outdoor adventure company called AdZENtures, which hosts one-of-a-kind experiences all over the world. But Bovec has been her main base since 2016. If you join us for SUP yoga, Lindsey will be your guide and yogi. Thanks to her rich experience, she can always adjust her class to any level, so you enjoy your time to the fullest.

Veronika

Veronika

Veronika is a marketing wizard, back office help, and sometimes a shuttle driver as well. She is mostly the first person you will talk to when reaching Bovec SUP. As a content marketing specialist, she worked with some of the biggest brands worldwide. But it has just never felt right for her. One day, she decided to change her path, packed her backpack, and left the city office to explore the world. Thanks to Sebi, she ended up in the Soča Valley, discovered paddleboarding, and became an integral part of Bovec SUP.

Judit

Judit

Originally a physiotherapist that was craving to leave a grey city. Judit has been kayaking since childhood, so her wish was to settle down in the mountains. She joined our team as the second guide, safety kayaker, and shuttle driver but quickly proved her skills to take the lead. Now you will mostly meet her as your flatwater SUP guide. The kindest and most caring person you can wish to teach you about paddleboarding. And if she is not on the water, you will mostly find her running in the woods.

Lindsey

Lindsey

Lindsey is a true yoga, nature, and adventure lover. She has been teaching yoga since 2011 and has an E-RYT 500 certification confirming her completion of 500 hours of yoga teacher training. She founded an outdoor adventure company called AdZENtures, which hosts one-of-a-kind experiences all over the world. But Bovec has been her main base since 2016. If you join us for SUP yoga, Lindsey will be your guide and yogi. Thanks to her rich experience, she can always adjust her class to any level, so you enjoy your time to the fullest.

YOUR SAFETY IS OUR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY

Our SUP guides are qualified by the highest international rescue and first aid providers.

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Rescue 3 Europe Pro
Rescue 3 Europe Advance

International surfing association

International Surfing Association - SUP Instructor level 1

Austrian sup federation

Austrian SUP Federation SUP Instructor level 1

international rafting federation

International Rafting Federation Safety kayaker, Raft guide

red cross

Red Cross First Aid included CPR Budapest Hungary

hospital trauma life support

N.A.E.M.T Prehospital Trauma Life Support

aofa

AoFAQ Level 3 Award in the First Person on Scene Intermediate

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Slovenian Swift Water Rescue Course 48 hours

emergency response

E.R.R.C. Openwater Lifeguard

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