Sea Kayaking & SUPsurf


Shawnigan Lake, BC; Originally Maidstone, UK

Amber Champion

For Amber, an avid paddler, adventure is her life.  She has been professionally instructing for over 8 years and has a Bachelor of Physical Education, Health and Specialities in outdoor adventure, outdoor leadership & facilitation, and adventure therapy. She is the youngest and first female in the country to complete Paddle Canada’s Sea Kayaking Curriculum and is the first female in Paddle Canada history to implement all women’s programming.  Amber continues to run these programs, including all Women’s Level 4 programming. She is extremely passionate about creating opportunities for paddlers to gain experience, knowledge and challenge themselves. In her free time, Amber is either out on her gravel bike, hunting for big waves to surf, or off camping, out of service.


Paddle Canada Sea Kayak Level 3 Instructor Trainer, Level 4 Instructor (highest levels)

Paddle Canada SUP Instructor Trainer, Level 2 Touring & Surf Instructor Trainer

Volunteer Firefighter

2021 - 100Km Paddle for a Cause, Circumnavigating Salt Spring Island