Paddle Surfit / Maverick Mountainworks Inc
Location: Heffley Creek, British Columbia
Languages Offered: English
Bodie Shandro was Canada's first professionally certified SUP instructor, competitor and SUP school operator. His vast experience as a professional SUP athlete is combined with 35 years of experience in marketing and product development in the surf and ski industry. This combination of on and off water knowledge has resulted in the development of one of the most comprehensive SUP programs in the world!
A lifetime runner, skier, paddler and surfer, with 35 years of industry business experience to share. Bodie Shandro first embraced the sport of Stand Up Paddling in 2008. Since then he has instructed thousands of “first time” “aspiring” and “elite” enthusiasts and athletes how to SUP from his home on beautiful Heffley Lake BC, in California, Australia and the Caribbean. Considered a veteran SUP competitor, Bodie is one of the first Canadians to have raced in some the world’s most prestigious and demanding events, including the Battle of the Paddle California and Hawaii, Paddle Royal in Puerto Rico and WhaSUP VI in St Thomas! On July 31st 2011, Bodie became one of the first Canadian stand up paddle boarders to successfully navigate the “Channel of Bones” in the SUP World Championship 32 mile race from Molokai to Oahu! Bodie is a ASI “Master Certified” SUP instructor by the World Stand Up Paddle Board Association, and was one of Paddle Canada’s first Instructor Trainers, and is a PSUPA, Professional Stand Up Paddle Association Advisor, Trainer.