" Nova Scotia is a land of incredible tidal forces, diverse paddling environments, fresh lobster, and best of all, wonderful Canadian hospitality. In 2014 and 2015, Michael visited this paddling paradise to help with the Bay of Fundy Sea Kayak Symposium, a international non-profit paddling event bringing together paddlers from all walks of life and celebrating the incredible people and paddling Nova Scotia has to offer. Freshly back from another eastern Canada adventure, Join Michael for an evening following his adventures to the Bay of Fundy and open a window into a place that keeps his imagination growing, and will hopefully leave your mouth watering to crack open a fresh lobster at Ye Olde Argyler on your own Nova Scotian Adventure. "
" Originally a native of California, Michael found paddling and his home in the waters of the Pacific Northwest. Learning to kayak in the university as a flat-water sprinter, crashing waves, tidal races and the smell of salt led him down the path of sea kayaking, first as a guide in the Salish Sea and San Juan Islands, and now as an instructor and Programs Manager of Next Adventure, an outdoor store and school in the hipster capital of Portland, Oregon. Dedicated to environmental stewardship and the growth of paddle sports, Michael paddles and teaches from a variety of craft to provide new insights and perspectives on water, all coming back to his connection to the sea. He is excited to keep learning and growing as a paddle sports coach, especially in new places and environments. Simply put, there is nothing he enjoys more than messing about in boats."
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Oregon Ocean Paddling SocietyPortland, Oregon