Friday, March 30, 2007

Amazing People - Sean Morley

Photo: Sean Morley Collection

During my recent travels I had the great pleasure of meeting up with Sean Morley, who is a renowed British paddler currently living in California. Though our paths have crossed momentarily in the past at symposiums and trade shows, this was the first time I'd had to really talk with him. Sean is clearly a pleasant guy to be around with a rich and open outlook on life. And like many others, he's keen for people to enjoy themselves on the sea and is forging his way ahead in that line of work.

Sean originates from Cornwall and began expedition sea kayaking in 1996. He set a record for the fastest crossing of the Irish Sea in 1998. In 2004 he went on to complete the first solo circumnavigation of the UK and Ireland, the first ever to include all the inhabited island. Details of his exploits can be found at Expedition Kayak

Now a resident of Marin, Sean is working with Sea Trek on a number of their sea kayak clinics as well as being the West Coast representative for Valley Sea Kayaks. Sean has also featured in the This Is the Sea series of sea kayaking DVD's as produced by Justine Curgenven. If you are ever near Sausalito, call in at Sea Trek and say "Hi", you might just get some time on the water with Sean as well.

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