Name: Oliver Duggan


Scouting the leven in tasty flows!

Location: Ambleside, Cumbria

YO! Originally from Limerick Ireland, now living, studying and paddling in the Lake District. I started paddling with the scouts when I was 16 and was hooked immediately. I learnt to paddle mainly in Ireland with a few welsh trips thrown in along the way. I realised paddling is the lifestyle for me and after and an Italian and Slovenian trip in the summer of 2014. I have been looking to paddle bigger water since then.


Stylish plug on landwasser Italy, the pros always plug right?


Helmet – Sweet Protection Wanderer

BA – Palm Extrem

Cag – Old blue Yak (haven’t got a clue about the name) not very dry. But they make us tough in the Emerald Isle.

Drypants – Palm

Thermals – billabong ski thermals and a decathlon fleece bought for a tenner and is one of the best thermals I’ve owned. Get yourself one.

Shoes – Karrimor running shoes (not the greatest for grip but do the job).

Boat – Liquid logic Jefe Grande (LOVE IT!!!).

Paddles – Old AT cranks (old but solid ☺)

My kit is battered and old, but I love it. You don’t need all the latest kit to get out there and have fun so whats stopping you!?


Boofing a ledge on the gorge section of the Sermenza.

Up and coming plans:

Going to start working towards my level 5 skills and potentially some instructor awards, away from awards im just looking to get out on the water as much as possible and enjoy the sport I love. Might throw in a few races along the way like the Morriston. University wise im studying outdoor studies so I get to enjoy the outdoors in a variety of ways, and get to head out climbing, biking or kayaking about 3 to 4 times a week so life is pretty sweet right now.


Booty beers with ULKC.


Walking towards the Sorba Slides.

Thanks for reading!