I began whitewater kayaking in 2011 and immediately fell in love with the thrill of running rapids, the peace of being out on a still, quiet morning, and the phenomenal paddling community. I got into stand up paddling in 2013, and learned to river surf from a great crew of paddlers on the Potomac River. My favorite river surfing spots on the Potomac include Rocky, Offut, and the Chutes. When back home in the DC area, I love to run the gorge and surf, or take new paddlers out on wide water and share my passion for being out on the water. I am currently exploring the rivers and lakes around Belgium, and while there isn’t much whitewater, paddling alongside 15th century castles isn’t too shabby, either.
ERS 11-0 V-II
9-6 SKYLAKE GREEN™
Michelle currently resides in Belgium but has previously taught 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.
ACA Level IV Instructor
I'm planning a stand up paddleboarding excursion on the Norwegian fjords in 2019, and look forward to exploring more of the flatwater and whitewater that Europe has to offer! In the long term, I would love to work more with adaptive paddlesports to help share the stoke and make paddle boarding accessible to a wider audience of adults and children.
BEGINNER SUP LESSONS
INTERMEDIATE SUP LESSONS
FAVORITE PADDLING LOCATIONS
RIVER SURF – OFFUT ISLAND – MARYLAND
FLATWATER – LESSE RIVER – BELGIUM
SURFING – São João da Caparica – PORTUGAL
CAMP SUP FOR KIDS (AGES 11-17)
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