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Sonya Brotherton and Steve Lynn

British Canoeing Open Water SUP Coaches and Coastal Leaders


Based in Hampshire, Core Flow began in 2018 when Steve  and Sonya  took a passion for water sports and Stand Up Paddling to a goal of qualifying to coach others.  

We are successful SUP racers with success in the GB National Sup Series and also Internationally

Sonya is also a BC Performance Coach Race SUP, Personal Trainer and Level 4 Strength and Conditioning Coach

Our Philosophy

  • To deliver safe, engaging and individualised participant centred sessions.  Empower confident, happy and independent  learners and athletes by being supportive, motivational and inspiring.

  • Create enjoyable opportunities with an ethos that every outcome is a chance for fun, learning, feedback and innovation.

  • To  encourage all to enjoy the learning journey, on the way to achieving their goals.

  • Promote a culture of equality, diversity and inclusion, a passion for the sport and caring for the environment in which we participate.

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We are passionate about stand up paddling and our aim is to inspire you to enjoy your time on the water too.  We provide SUP lessons for beginners through to performance coaching for the advanced.  We also have top quality equipment for hire.  Based in Hampshire, our normal locations are The River Hamble and Hayling Island. We both attained BSUPA Level 1 in 2019 and then qualified as British Canoeing Open Water SUP coaches in 2020. We are both British Canoeing Coastal Leaders so can also take you on some fantastic ocean tours. Sonya is also a British Canoeing Performance Coach Race SUP, UKCC Level 3 Coach, Level 3 PT and Level 4 Strength and Conditioning Coach with  over 25 years of experience in coaching a range of Sports. We are insured and both have our RYA Navigation, VHF Marine Radio License, Outdoor First Aid and Safeguarding. ​ We love to paddle, train for fitness, develop skills and race.  We also enjoy Surf SUP, SUP Polo, Whitewater SUP, Ocean Downwind, Touring and Exploring new locations. ​ Core Flow welcomes you to join us and enjoy some fun and activities on the water. Whether you are a beginner or  looking for the perfect place to hone your skills, we provide individualised  lessons, rentals and coaches who share your passion.  Email us to enquire about your session now. We look forward to getting to know you!

Thank you to GB SUP,  Supjunkie, SUPTOG,  Jade Rogers Photography  for their images

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