• Paddle Canada Level 1 Instructor
  • Paddle Canada Advanced Stand Up Paddleboard Skills

Tessa started kayaking at a young age on family trips on lakes and rivers in her homecountry of the Netherlands. It wasn’t until she started working at Ecomarine in 2011 that she started learning the technique behind paddling and how to bring it across to the public.
Besides various paddling destinations in British Columbia and the Netherlands, she has also kayaked in New Zealand, Vietnam, Laos and Thailand and stand up paddleboarded in Hawaii. However, nothing beats a paddle around English Bay with a shimmering sunset after work!