About This Guide

Erik has paddled since the age of eleven. Sea kayaking has taken him all around Scandinavia and to the British isles.

Since 2004 his main work has been for the two year full time outdoor leadership program at the Outdoor Academy in Finland. Here he coaches and manages the 6 week sea-kayak specialisation amongst other duties.

Erik is also co owner and coach at Paddelboden (The Paddle Shack) on the Åland Islands where they run a sea kayak rental, trips as well as courses amongst this beautiful Archipelago in the middle of the Baltic Sea.

Advanced Guide Modules Passed

Advanced Guide Observation
Advanced Leadership
BCU 5*, Nordic Sea Kayaking Association Instructor, Finnish Canoe Union Sea Kayak Guide
Advanced Planning
BCU 5*, Nordic Sea Kayaking Association Instructor, Finnish Canoe Union Sea Kayak Guide (Finnish Canoe Union White Water Guide)
Advanced Skills
BCU 5*, Nordic Sea Kayaking Association Guide, Finnish Canoe Union Sea Kayak Guide
Coaching
I work 80% teaching outdoor leadership at outdoor academy among many other things coaching and planning the 6 week sea kayak specialisation program since 2006. Owner and coach at SGU (paddelboden.com)on the Åland Islands.

Coastal Guide Modules Passed

Coastal Guide Observation
Coastal Leadership
Coastal Planning
Coastal Skills
Expedition Skills
First Aid
Wilderness First Responder
Food Hygene

Generic Modules Passed

Incident Management
2 Day ISKGA Incident Management Module
Paddling in ice

Sea Kayaking Fundamentals Modules Passed

Sea Survival
VHF license

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