Discipline: SUP surfing, SUP teaching
Board Set Up: One SUP Surf
Paddling has accompanied Emre on his journey through life. It started off in a whitewater kayak searching for waves along the shores of Lake Ontario where he grew up. It’s been a long and exciting journey, working across the country and internationally as a guide and instructor, to his current home in Tofino BC, where the waves are much bigger. One thing that hasn’t changed is Emre’s love of being on the water, which today is usually on a paddleboard or surfboard.
Emre is passionate about instruction and learning along with people.
He is excited to be developing Canada’s most comprehensive SUP instruction resources drawing upon his experience as a guide trainer on Vancouver Island’s instructor program (the COLT Program, Canadian Outdoor Leadership Training). whitewater kayak instructor with Madawaska Kanu Center, Sea Kayak guide in Clayoquot Sound with Paddle West Kayaking, first aid instructor with North Island Collage and most recently a Paddle Canada Paddleboard Instructor Trainer.
Emre is always stoked to share his love for catching waves and learning in the outdoors. If he’s not figuring new ways to share the world of paddling with others, you know where he can be found: In the surf.