Meet the 2017 Salish Sea SUP Crossing Team
From the beginning, I’ve had a passion for all the boarding sports -- skateboarding, wakeboarding, surfing, and snowboarding. Five years ago,I picked up a S.U.P. board and fell in love with all the new opportunities. Finally, something would allow me to get out on the local water between my surfing trips.
Whether it be racing in False Creek, surfing in Tofino, down-winding, fitness classes, or one of our social evening paddling sessions, you’ll find me on the water almost every day.
From her roots growing up in the Shuswap Kathleen was always outside in the mountains and on the water. Her love of nature has taken her to new worlds to discover and become PADI certified in 2006.
After the birth of her second son in 2011 she took up paddle boarding for some quiet relaxation and reflection. This opened up a whole new way of looking at Vancouver and fell in love with the sport. Surprised that while having quiet time away from her children she ended up loosing weight and feeling so refreshed and calm after time on the water.
After becoming a certified SUP instructor in May 2013 she felt awaken into this sport fully and took up racing in August of that year entering a total 6 races in one month becoming her new focus in the sport that has so many faces on the water.