About Lina

Lina, originally from Ottawa, ON Canada now lives and trains in Vancouver BC Canada. Lina has established herself as one of the world’s top female standup paddlers. She has built momentum with wins around the world in 2014, with World Series win in Abu Dhabi, the World Championships in Nicaragua (Distance),  the Lost Mills International SUP Race in Germany as well as the "FASTEST FEMALE PADDLER ON EARTH", Battle of the Paddle Distance and overall champion as well as the Overall 2014 World Champion in the World Series. She is also the first Canadian female to complete Molokai 2 Oahu and the first Canadian SUP Champion (14ft).  

photo by Mark Klein

While SUP racing is important to her she also enjoys expeditions which allow her to further push the limits of the sport by exploring new areas on her SUP. She was the first to SUP the 750km from Whitehorse to Dawson in the Yukon, as well as the first to SUP with a group of people from Koh Lanta to Koh Phi Phi in Thailand, as well as be the first to complete a 6 day canoe route on a SUP in Algonquin park in Toronto. Most recently along with 10 other paddlers she completed a SUP paddle expedition from Vancouver to Victoria, BC for the SUP 4 Men's Health Foundation. 

Lina is also a certified school teacher and has taught outdoor education and physical education in China, and BC. 

photo by Andrew Dye

When she's not paddling, Lina loves traveling, mountain biking, trail running, backcountry skiing, adventure racing, and camping. 

Lina mostly enjoys inspiring and teaching others to follow their passions in life. 

photo by Andrew Dye
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