Outrigger Canoeing and Stand Up Paddle Boarding Books

Steve West - Winner of the World Paddle Award - Media Category 2014

"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

Seychelle Hattingh from Florida USA, Guinness Book World Record Holder for most miles paddled in 24 hours, Fastest Female Paddler on Earth over 200m recorded at Lost Mills Race Bavaria and 2015 11 Cities Holland Race Winner, all achieved paddling a Steve WEST, Chris DIPLOCK designed MISTRAL VORTEX 14' flat water race board.

Seychelle Hattingh from Florida USA, Guinness Book World Record Holder for most miles paddled in 24 hours, Fastest Female Paddler on Earth over 200m recorded at Lost Mills Race Bavaria and 2015 11 Cities Holland Race Winner, all achieved paddling a Steve WEST, Chris DIPLOCK designed MISTRAL VORTEX 14' flat water race board.

Mamlambo is a Company formed to service the water sports industry in a unique way. Located on the idyllic African island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, Mamlambo works with local Graphic Artists, 3d Cad Mechanical Engineers, Apparel Factories, Sail Makers and offshore factories, in the design and creation of 'Aspirational Water Sports Craft and Apparel' and can support their creations with the production and creation of photography and text for marketing, using the back-drop of Mauritius.

Principal Director, Mandy WestHead of Operations, manages the day to day business, including the management of KanuCulture publications currently in print. Steve oversees the design work, in working directly with local experts, overseas shapers and factories, facilitating sampling and testing, through to creation of the finished product at point of manufacture, while also maintaining an active role with his publications and consideration of new titles.

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© Steve West, Batini Books, Kanu Culture 2012