Paul Byrne

SUP Surfer & Instructor Trainer, Dublin, Ireland

Paul Byrne is a very experienced Stand up Paddle boarder and a life-long ocean enthusiast with a background in Surfing, Scuba Diving, Boating, and Fishing. All things Surf is his passion!! Other sports participated regularly include Running, and Snowboarding. Paul is born ad breed Irish but has travelled extensively. Pauls philosophy is all about living ones life! Paul is an experienced educator, trainer and SUP paddler. He is a registered Physical Education Teacher in a Dublin private boy’s school, and has been involved in Education all his career. Before his involvement in Surf and SUP, he was very involved in the recreational Dive Industry, and is a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer. Paul owns and runs IRISHSUP, an ASI accredited SUP School, since 2010. Paul regularly competes in stand up paddle racing and SUP surfing competitions at local, national, and international level. He has represented Ireland at the last two World Championships, where he was also the Irish Team Manager. Through his SUP school, Paul has delivered SUP lessons to 1000’s of clients from beginner to elite and advanced. Paul is very instrumental in the massive growth of SUP in Ireland. Currently Paul’s passion has him working tiresley on developing standards and rules for SUP competitions (racing and surf) at local and national level.

As a surfer ear plugs are a no brainer!!!! But to be able to hear while you wear your plugs…..ingenious! Unfortunately I have learned about surfers ear the hard way, but now as an Instructor Trainer I make sure that all my students know about ear protection and see me wear my surfears every time I hit the water. As an instructor to be able to hear your students is essential, Surfears allow this like nothing else on the market!