Outrigger Canoeing Publications and SUP Publications

Please enjoy viewing our collection of Print and Digital Publications. For enquiries contact mandy@kanuculture.com - Yours in paddling, Steve West.


"Journalist, writer, educator, researcher, trailblazer, entrepreneur, cultural ambassador, he is one of the most recognised and best known canoe personalties"

The World Paddle Awards Academy

Stand Up Paddle Boarding - A Paddlers Guide 510pp
Outrigger Canoeing - A Paddlers Guide to The Ancient Sport of Kings 465pp
Outrigger Canoeing - The Art and Skill of Steering 168pp
Outrigger Canoeing - OC1 Book - A Paddlers Guide 306pp
Outrigger Canoeing - V1 Va'a Hoe - A Paddlers Guide 292pp

'When one of our coaches and paddlers asked coach Gerard from Shell Va'a where he got his, 'Theory and Technique Concepts' from, he replied, "I read all the books - Steve West books and whatever books I can get a hold of". You inspire us all and give words where there were none or little. Thank you so much. Your hard work is greatly appreciated world-wide from the big to the little fishes.'
Dani Gay - Lanikai CC Coach

'If you’re into, or not into, stand up paddling, but want to be educated where it comes from and what it stands for, read this book by Steve West. The more I read, the more I respect the real paddlers of the world!'
Luke Egan - Australian Surfing Legend.

'When you stay at a hotel for a stand up paddle race and open the drawer, this should be next to the Gideon's Bible. It is the must-have book for anyone who paddles SUPs!'.
Distressed Mullet.com

'Be inspired by Stand Up Paddling – A Paddler’s Guide and join us as we ride the oceans of the world together'.
Travis Grant 2013 Moloka'i Champion

'I love the book. It's a brilliant piece of work, it's like a Lonely Planet Guide Book for Stand Up Paddling! I'm extremely impressed with how much research and time has been put into creating this book and I sincerely hope every stand up paddle fan out there goes and grabs a copy!'
Chris Parker SUPracer.com

 The authority on Stand up Paddle Boarding . . . if there ever was a BOSS of stand up paddle, then Steve would be it!

We were fortunate enough to have been trained by Steve West a few years back when SUP was a relatively unknown sport in these areas. Thanks to Steve´s teaching & guidance we have created a successful Stand up Paddle element to our business, introducing and instructing hundreds of people a year into the sport with the ASI SUP system providing us with clear direction and complete understanding of what it is to be a stand up paddle professional. 

We have created a Club with hundreds of local, regular, happy paddlers, all indirectly benefiting from Steve's instruction. Our instructors pass onto members the knowledge and information gained from Steve during the courses.

The Bible to SUP, as it has become to be known throughout the industry, is a truly remarkable book packed full of invaluable information, skillfully written and concisely presented, it is quite apparent that the extensive knowledge that is being offered to you from within these pages has been gained through decades of experience, travel and participation at the highest levels of the sport. 

"As an instructor this book is just as important to me as my paddle! It goes with me pretty much everywhere my paddle goes." 

With a foreword written by World Champion stand up paddler Travis Grant and praise for the book coming in from across the globe, from the sports top athletes and respected industry media resourses alike such as SUPRacer it is clear that stand up paddlers at any level will benefit from owning this book, it is one that you will use, read, re-read, enjoy and share with others for years to cme.

The authority on Stand up Paddle.

The management of Batini Books, Kanu Culture, along with the authors and editors of this website, shall not accept responsibility for any injury, loss or damage caused to any person acting or failing to act upon information arising from material at this website or within the contents of our publications, whether or not such injury, loss or damage is caused by any negligent act, or omission, default or breach of duty by Batini Books, Kanu Culture or its authors and or editors.
© Steve West, Batini Books, Kanu Culture 2012