Waves

OUR TEAM

2021

Get to Know Us

Through the years we have had many coaches share their passion, time and knowledge with us and our clients on and off the water.
We simply wouldn't be what we are today without each of them.

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WARREN

Head Coach

In 2011 Warren created Makai Paddle Surf to bring the “new” sport of Stand Up Paddleboarding to Ontario. 10 years later, SUP has exploded in Southern Ontario with people from all walks of life now enjoying the sport. One constant throughout the years has been Warren's passion for teaching and providing quality content and coaching to all our lessons and program content.

More about Warren

GERTIE

Coach

I’m a firm believer that life begins outside of your comfort zone and it’s this belief that drives me to try new things. I was a competitive ballroom dancer, discovered my strength in pole fitness, and I’m an avid runner. Learning to SUP was on my bucket list and now it's my passion. I also love traveling and meeting new people. 
Gertie is a (volunteer) certified PaddleFit Core Coach and has her CPR/First Aid certification. 

SONIA

SUP Yoga Coach

Sonia from Ocean Tides is both certified as a World Paddle Association (WPA) SUP instructor as well as a fully trained yoga teacher also certified in SUP yoga. She is an active water person with a passion for the natural world. Practicing yoga on water is all about being present in the moment surrounded by the beauty of nature.