James Miller

James Miller


Newtonmore, Highlands


Favorite Hala board

Atcha 96

How many years have you been SUPing?

10 years or so

Tell us a little bit about yourself

I am an outdoor instructor and coach living in the very centre of Scotland. Seriously! Put a pin in the middle of Scotland on a map and you probably found my exact location! I love everything there is to love about the outdoors but nothing makes me happier than when I stand on a SUP (a huge smile just crosses my face). The only thing that would make me happier than this; is when I see people I coach improve and develop their aims and aspirations. I partake in most outdoors sports personally as well as professionally and am responsible for training and assessing outdoor instructors for National Governing Body Awards in Scotland across mountaineering, climbing, canoeing, kayaking, white water rafting and of course SUP! 

Most of my free time is spent between introducing my friends to white water SUP; and also trying to push the limits of what is doable on a SUP in the rivers over Europe. I am psyched and honoured to be able to spread the love for not only Hala; but also, the entire sport of SUP wherever I can. Scotland on its own has so much to offer the community in terms of its river paddling and every little thing I can do to help promote the sport is both an absolute privilege and a true pleasure! One of my favourite things about SUP is how inclusive it is - we are such a welcoming and amazing community of people; I will look our for everyone on the water!