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

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Mandy West is a photographer, musician and lover of ocean water sports; a past professional windsurfer and now converted Stand Up Paddler. She attended Hayling Island (UK Secondary School and met husband Steve in April 1980 when learning to Windsurf at Northney Marina, where Steve was the Senior Instructor.

A talented professional Saxophonist, Mandy has played in BB King's Blues Bar in Memphis Tennessee, played with Earl Gibson of the Sensational Inkspots at Hammerstone's Missouri, played at the Oyster Bar Missouri, jammed with Arthur Lee Williams and Chuck Berry's key board player, played at the 100th Anniversary of the Harley Davidson Motorbike in Memphis and played for Budweiser Beer in Arkansas. She also played in the opening line up for the Gloucester Blues Festival and more besides.

She has competed in gruelling outrigger canoe racing events in both Australia and Fiji and loves to be on or near the water as much as possible. As a sponsored Windsurfer during the 1980s, she raced for Elvstrom and has been a UK National Champion runner up.

Mandy was recruited as a UK Starboard Race Team Member for 2010 (Stand Up Paddle Boarding). During 2010 she competed in a variety of SUP events in the UK and won several events including the Dart River 9 mile event beating the UK National Champion by over a mile. In 2011 she was appointed the Academy of Surfing Instructors Secretary and Enrollment Manager UK and continues to take an active role in encouraging women into the sport of SUP, in addition, Mandy handles all of our on-line book orders and inquiries. Then in 2014 became a founding Director of the Water Skills Academy. Today she oversees the Management of the Kanu Culture Publications and is Director of Operations for Mamlambo Mauritius.

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