MARTINA OERTLING

MARYLAND / GERMANY / AUSTRIA

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I spent my childhood summers bodysurfing and swimming  in the cold North Sea on a German island, so the ocean and the interaction with sea life are very special to me.  I fell in love with Stand up paddleboarding and surfing during a vacation on Oahu, HI 7 Years ago. Then I discovered the beauty and diversity of the Potomac and the ERS boards specifically helped me excel in the Whitewater as well as mastering the bay channels on Assateauge island. 
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FAVORITE RIDES

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11-0 SKYLAKE GREEN™

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ERS 10-0 V-II

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9-6 SKYLAKE BLUE™

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SUP INSTRUCTOR

Martina currently teaches out of www.paddlestrokesup.com (301) 442-6864

Regarded by local paddlers as the best stand up paddle board lesson program in the DC / Maryland area. Paddlestroke SUP provides you with top-quality, enthusiastic, supportive instruction from experienced professional stand up paddlers. Your first lesson will be in a safe, calm-water environment where you’ll learn the basics but we offer further tuition in intermediate / advanced skills - river running - SUP Camp for Kids - & One on One or large group tuition.

PADDLESTROKE SUP FACEBOOK

PADDLESTROKE SUP INSTAGRAM

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PERSONAL TRAINER

I am obsessed with Movement and as a Personal Trainer I get to share my knowledge to help people move and perform better. If possible I integrate Standuppaddleboarding and surfing into my clients workout and movement skills and it makes them fitter, happier and healthier! 

MARTINA OERTLING

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RIDING STYLE

River or Lake Flatwater - Beach or Coastal SUP - Surfing - Class II Rapids Class II-III Rapids - River Surfing Whitewater  -  SUP Photography -Expeditions / Long Distance SUP -Racing

PADDLING QUALIFICATIONS

Level III Instructor - Current First Aid Certificate

INTERESTING FACTS

My passion is Circus Arts: I do aerial silks and it suits my athletic and artistic side equally! I mountain bike and snowboard and right now I love running Billygoat Trail. It’s an amazing challenge! German is my first language. I got my scuba license in Thailand and did a dive safari in the Red Sea, Egypt. My first performance slalom waterski, I bought in Melbourne, Australia.

THE FUTURE

Moving well and moving often in various ways is my work and life motto. I try to get as many people on board so we have more people living happier and fuller lives! During the summer I go to Europe and next to visiting friends and family, I have enjoyed Standuppaddleboarding overseas.

BEGINNER SUP LESSONS

INTERMEDIATE SUP LESSONS

 

FAVORITE PADDLING LOCATIONS

COASTAL – Kapalua Bay Beach – Maui, HAWAII

The Bay is perfect for paddling and following turtles and spotting fish from above. The water is so clear, there is no need to snorkel. Just outside the Bay, the trade winds have dolphins and whales pass by. I have had amazing encounters.

FLATWATER – ANGLERS – POTOMAC, MARYLAND

The serene water near Anglers Lot where I teach for Paddlestroke SUP.

Krumpendorf am Wörthersee – Austria

A beautiful turquoise mountain Lake nestled in the Austrian Alps makes it perfect for long distance paddling with the most amazing scenery: snowcapped mountains in the distance and medieval churches and beautiful villas on the shoreline.

CAMP SUP FOR KIDS (AGES 11-17)

 
 

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