We were first established in 2016 as SUPYOFI by a group of qualified coaches looking to provide SUP sessions in an idyllic location. 

At the end of 2020 we decided to expand to offer hourly hire canoe sessions and guided river trips as well, changing our name to YOFI Paddlesports. We became a British Canoeing Delivery partner and now can nationally deliver accredited paddlesport courses, as well as keeping with our roots of delivering quality SUP sessions.

We are part of Ye Old Ferrie Inn in Symonds Yat West on the banks of the River Wye. Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the River Wye was the birthplace of tourism over 250 years ago with the first package holidays introduced. The area is still incredibly popular with visitors, providing excellent geography for paddlers, walkers, climbers and cyclists, making it an ideal location for a ‘staycation’.

Ye Old Ferrie Inn dates back to the 15th century and has been a predominant feature in the area. After being flooded in February 2020, YOFI has had a remarkable facelift and provides an idyllic setting to enjoy excellent food and drink to fuel your adventures.

There is also accommodation to provide you with a base for your staycation, which you can find more information and book at www.yeoldferrieinn.com.


Dev is a graduate in Outdoor Adventure Leadership and Management and a post-graduate in Teaching Special Educational Needs.

He loves being outdoors and connecting with nature in a wide variety of ways, including rock climbing, camping and of course paddlesports!

Dev is keen to grow the SUP community, and excited to work with all experience levels of paddlers to help them develop within their needs.


Smurph has been a paddler for over 20 years and is a qualified coach in canoe, kayak and SUP. He has been employed in outdoor education since 2003 and is a provider of many British Canoeing courses. 

He has a wicked sense of humour, a vast knowledge of the outdoors and is always keen to help others progress. In his personal paddling time, white water SUP is his favourite and can be found exploring different rivers looking for the perfect waterfall to play on!