Blackfish SUP Team
Now paddling for Blackfish Paddles, he began Sup Racing the Tuesday Night Race Series in Deep Cove. From there the addiction grew and expanded to more local and then regional races such as the Kalamalka Classic, the 32KM Round Bowen Challenge and the 2014 Gorge Paddle Challenge.
If anyone was born to paddle, it was Tamlyn! Raised in South Africa by a national team member mother, and a marathon river junkie father, there was no doubt she’d find her way to the water. With constant coaching and encouragement she became an accomplished kayaker at an early age, and now splits her time between SUP, surfski, AND outrigger canoe. We’re so excited that such a diverse paddler has joined the team!
Emre has been paddling his whole life, from in Tofino where he now lives. He is an incredible asset to the Blackfish Team and we can't wait to see what he achieves next!
Evan took to SUP like a, well, like a sports pro to water, and hasn’t looked back since. His passion for sharing the sport and encouraging young paddlers is incredible to see, and we are so proud to welcome him to Team Blackfish!
After a university basketball and high school teaching career in Sudbury, Ontario Norm made the decision to travel west to enroll in a wilderness guide training program in Vancouver, British Columbia which is where his paddling journey began. Upon completion Norm was fortunate to be hired as an adventure guide in the Great Bear Rainforest on the north coast of B.C. where sharing the beauty and secrets of the temperate rainforest with guests from around the world was an honor for him. He now aims to educate people about SUP, and the role sport can play in protecting the environment.
Glen Pearson grew up on Vancouver Island, in the Comox Valley but spent many years in Victoria, where he grew his love to paddle. He has called Tofino, BC, home for 2 years now.
His love for SUP has led him to teach SUP at the T'ashii Paddle School in Tofino, and through his role there he aims to increase awareness and protection of local wildlife too.
Nova Scotian now Vancouver Island dwelling SUP-surfing-impassioned Lise Richard is now paddling for Blackfish Paddles! Lise's love for protecting the ocean that she loves to play on fits right in with our philosophy and after some great results locally and internationally we are looking forward to seeing what this self-proclaimed "landed selkie" achieves as part of the Blackfish team.