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Our CREW

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LYNNE RUDDICK

Founder & Director; BC Open Water SUP Instructor; RLSS Open Water Life Guard; safeguarding lead; Registered Nurse; innovation consultant

Lynne set up Ripple Rebels CIC to ensure everyone has access to the physical and mental health benefits of the water and nature. 

Her vision is that blue and green therapy should be easily available and accessible for every mind and body.  She spent four years in the care system and was adopted at eight years old and fully appreciates the life changing capacity of opportunity.  She wants Ripple Rebels to create those moments of opportunity.

Lynne has been exploring open water for more than 25 years as a sailor, scuba diver, kite surfer, swimmer and paddler. She also has the RYA Dayskipper Qualification and holds a radio license.

Lynne is a registered nurse and is experienced in creating the conditions for innovation to flourish in health and social care settings. she is passionate about giving people a voice and empowering communities to solve social problems and reduce inequalities. 

She has also been working on reducing the use of single use plastic through Lose Your Bottle.

Diane humphries

Director
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carly wilden-taylor

Director

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Gila Joffe

ISA Flat Water Instructor
BC Foundation Safety & Rescue Training

BC Core Coach

Aquatic First Aid

Gila joined our passionate bunch in march 2023. She moved to the area in 2021 and was instantly drawn to the water.

After cycling for 30 years, she relished the opportunity to learn a new skill, meet new people and benefit from being near and on the water. She calls it her Mental Health Session. Gila met Lynne at a SUP event and that was it. She was hooked, and wanted to get involved with Ripple Rebels to inspire and grow the sport!

she hopes to give everyone who joins a chance to forget about the daily grind, and instead hear the birds, listen to the water and appreciate our beautiful waterways. 

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Sheila burgess

BC open water sup instructor
BC Foundation Safety & Rescue Training

Sheila is one of our fantastic coaches. After she stopped  riding  she tried lots of things to light her fire  she hired an  isup in Poole Harbour, there was a fairly  strong on shore wind  and very choppy water and she set out on her knees  with waves and wind in her face and  was hooked there and then! 

In the following three years she has made some awesome friends and met some lovely people all with  the same joy and passion  for getting  in and on the water. This is why she has decided to give something  back to the sport  and  help others to  get the most out of their  bodies and boards.

Sheila says "Paddle boarding  is a fantastic sport whether just a fun paddle with friends or sup polo which is hilarious, sup surf which is totally awesome, racing or downwinding.  the joy and laughter  can't be beaten!"

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