News and Updates

In addition to coaching, the coaches of Body Boat Blade are continuously involved in exciting projects in the paddle sports industry. They work to write articles, develop products, and create films and instructional aids that will help to further the development of any paddler.
Listed below are some of the most recent projects that they have been involved in.


End of the season report from Shawna, Leon, Seth and Svetlana

This has been an awesome 2014 season for us here at Body Boat Blade and we want to share some highlights and thank everyone that came out to join us on the water!

Simposio de Kayak Pacifico Sur - Chile

Shawna and Leon have recently returned from a trip to South America, where they taught at the first ever South Pacific Kayak Symposium in Chaihuin, Chile.

Where in the World are Shawna and Leon?

Shawna and Leon have been on a whirlwind tour, teaching and taking classes all over the world! Find out where they’ve been, what they’ve been doing, and what’s next.

Skookumchuk - work or play? and wisdom on a blackboard

On the wave
Going to Skookumchuk is a yearly trip for Body Boat Blade and it suspiciously always falls around the time of Leon's birthday...

Body Boat Blade on tour in Denmark!

Copenhagen Boats
Shawna and Leon have just returned from the 2012 Danish Sea Kayaker and Rowing Club’s Summer Rally held in Farsø, Denmark.

Tofino surf vacation & a Gale force wedding!

Shawna and Leon walking to the Rock
Gail force wedding: Shawna and Leon got married!

Why We Made This Film

Sea Kayak Rescue DVD Cover
Understand the intent and coaching methodology behind the Sea Kayak Rescues DVD.

Paddling down the Green River

Shawna and Leon returned recently from an amazing canoe journey down the Green River through the Canyon Lands in Utah.

Around Vancouver Island a success!

Fog and Swell
Vancouver Island in 44 days, wildlife galore, challenging paddling, and an engagement!

A successful circumnavigation of Vancouver Island in 44 days

Tough Shawna
Shawna and Leon are back! With pictures, stories, paintings and a lot of sun on their skin and big smiles!



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