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

Advanced and Amateur Stand Up Paddle USA Recommendation

A few years ago we took our first Sup LV1 training. The American Canoe Association ACA) trainer recommends me a book by an author called Steve West

The book was published in 2012 and was called Stand Up Paddle Book - A Paddlers Guide. This book is a complete handbook for SUP enthusiast and amateurs. I read it years back and until today is the only one who gave some vital information regarding the future of the sport. He reads the future? No, he used his long experience in water sports and the example of the windsurf. An eye opener for us and we keep using his book as a reference to many recent events in the SUP industry. 

Today there is a shift back of the SUP, now is heading back to the times some of us started. A few brands, recreational growth, and focused SUP enthusiasts. Many brands are out of the market, and many more will disappear soon...

The evolution of the sport may be affected due to the interest of ISA International Surfing Association and ICF Planet Canoe to be their governing entity of the sport. Regardless of the decision of which federation will have this role, the IOC International Olympic Committee should accept the SUP as an Olympic sport, a new chapter for this young sport and thousands of people around the globe will celebrate this new chapter.

We recommend his book: Stand Up Paddle - A paddlers Guide by Steve West. If you want to read some related articles regarding Steve West and the future of the sport, please read this 2013 and a note from Mr. West:

Read this note of SUP Racer 2013

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