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Livit Water's SUP Instructors


Scott Schmid

Scott is the son of a fisherman and could have possibly been born in the ocean. He grew up in Oceanside, CA and has been surfing for 20+ years. In 2002, he and his 2 best friends drove from San Diego to Panama on an 9 month long adventure. After staying in Nicaragua for a couple weeks Scott fell in love with the country. Fast-forward 12 years and many trips to Nica, Scott is now a local and coached the national stand up paddle team in the 2014 ISA World StandUp Paddle and Paddle-board Championship. He enjoys working with the local Nicaraguans and getting them involved in standup paddle boarding as a way to gain awareness about preserving the unique natural resources in Nicaragua. 

Gea Schmid

As a San Diego native, Gea has always been around the ocean and had a love for nature and adventure. Traveling with her parents to Europe and venturing south to Baja Mexico, she has always been interested in other cultures. For the past 10 year she has been as a hair stylist and now she wants to continue passion for being around people outside and on paddle boards. Gea is a Yoga Alliance Certified 200RYT yoga instructor, Floyo Instructor and has her WPA level 1 SUP certification. She is passionate about practicing yoga on a standup paddle board because it requires an entirely new level of awareness, it is a fantastic challenge and will reinvigorate your current yoga practice.

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