David DalbeyRole: Sales/Instruction/Repair

Location: Portland OR

David had no choice but to be a paddler,as his father started him off at a very young age as his tandem partner in their home-built folbot home-built kayak.  David thinks there is nothing better than spending endless days and weeks on end with his wife and friends camping out of sea kayaks, or more recently, a canoe.  His favorite places to paddle in the Northwest include the West Coast of Vancouver Island and B.C. and surfing wind waves in the Columbia Gorge on a west wind day in the summer. David has received his BCU 4 Star Sea Kayak certification 3 Star Canoe, UKCC Coach 1 and competed his Coach 2 training.  When not paddling, thinking about paddling, or working in paddle sports, he moonlights in the home-huilding industry.  His most memorable adventure to date was a trip from Hakai to Bella Bella.  His dream trip is a summer spent paddling the coast of Norway.