Sea Kayaker Magazine Readers Choice Award


Craig Woodall

Instructor: Craig Woodall

Area of specialty: Introduction to Sea Kayaking and Level 1

PC Skill Level: Level 2 Skills

Instructor/Trainer Level: Introduction to Sea Kayaking and Level 1 Instructor

Other relevant certifications: Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of BC – Assistant overnight guide, Wilderness Advanced First Aid, VHF Marine Operators License

This summer I will be: Introducing as many people as possible to the sport of sea kayaking. Sea kayaking changed my life, I hope to offer that experience to everyone who is interested

Started kayaking: 2010 in a swimming pool with OSKC sister company Learn to Kayak. I’ve never looked back.

My first Kayak: Boreal Design - Ellesmere

Favourite kayak: Boreal Design – Ellesmere, struggling to find a better kayak – great for rolling, tripping and having fun. I use a Baffin P2 for teaching.

Favourite paddling spot: Vancouver Island – can’t wait to get back there

Favorite thing to do in a kayak: Teach

Best paddling experience: Week long trip out of Tofino, BC. Camped on a beach and saw some amazing things from my kayak

Dream Paddling Trip: Anywhere that has mountains and water

Shout-out to my paddling mentors: James and Dympna got me into the sport and taught me everything I know, I owe them ‘big time’

My day job: Operations Director for an engineering company

Previous jobs: Engineer

Interests, hobbies, random skills: Other than kayaking I love anything outdoors. Also have a passion for leadership development

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 The time and effort you spent with our son was very helpful to him and we certainly have a much improved comfort level with him starting to kayak on his own. He was the youngest member of your class but he certainly was made to feel welcome and already looking forward to a summer on-the-water!



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