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Yoann Hamonic

Guide at a Glance

  • Locations

    Lugano, Switzerland

  • Activities

    Adventure, Water Activities

  • Guiding Experience

    12 years

  • Languages

    English, French, Italian

  • Favorite Trip

    SUP Night Race

Guide Bio

I am a tour guide operator of a fun water sport company in Switzerland. I started the company on the west coast of my home country of France in 2005. Moving my life and business to Lugano has proven to be the best decision. I love being based on a lake and being surrounded by mountains at the same time. My passions have always been mountain and ocean sports. How lucky am I to be able to combine the two with the wonderful climate I live in!

Stand up paddling has been around for a while and started in Hawaii. I decided to bring this adventure sport to Europe and started the first SUP school center in 2012. A unique school, I teach the proper and safe way to use the board. I am an International Stand Up Paddle Flat Water Instructor. I am also certified in the Brevetto Plus Pool, which is a safety course for those operating near or in open water. I took first aid and CPR training as well as rescue and recovery methods. It focused on emergency situations and how to intervene properly.

I enjoy introducing this sport to others. For me, there is no better way to explore the water and the fish that live there. The height of the water is important and with the surface and the bottom both visible, you have a good view of aquatic life! The sport itself is good for the mind and the body. It allows me to train in nature, stay fit, improve my balance and reduce stress.

I only have one rule when I teach – you must be able to swim. Everything else, I will take care of!

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