About us

Our Company.

We are a family run business based in South Shields. The business idea sprouted from our family’s long history of paddling. We’re run by paddlers for paddlers and we’re here to offer impartial advice whether you are an experienced paddler or just starting out, we aim to help.

Tyneside has an amazing coast and our local rivers are some the English classics, so we stock a range of specially selected brands to cover everyone’s needs. We have made enquiries into stocking various trusted brands and new and up and coming brands so our stock list will be changing and growing as we grow! exciting times ahead.

We are in the centre of town, only a 20 minute walk to the Coast with its blue flag beach and fairground and a 5 minute walk from the River Tyne and the ferry landing ,so while you’re down why don’t you check out the coastline or the river or maybe even the new “Word” building in town.
If you have any questions we’re here to help, so give us a shout and we’ll help you out.

Our Team.

Sam Elliott
Company Director

I came up with the idea of opening Shields Paddling Co. when I was 17 but I couldn’t do anything about it as I was too young, once it got to my 18th Shields Paddling Co. started to become a real thing and 5 month later we opened. I’ve been paddling since I was about 14 but seriously got into the sport when I was about 16. Since then I've been around the UK paddling and decided that I wanted to get into the industry.

Kerry Elliott
Company Director
I’m mainly a recreational paddler, who occasionally gets out on a lake in a canoe with the dog. I’m mainly here to support Sam in his business venture while the company is finding its feet, I make a good coffee so next time you’re in just give me a shout!

Shop Dog
You’ll more than likely end up finding mac asleep in/on a boat, but don’t worry the worst he’d do is lick you to death.