Paul Kuthe -BCU Week and Lumpy Waters – OOPS General Meeting Sept. 25, 2013

Paul Kuthe, hard at work

Paul Kuthe, hard at work

Please  join OOPS, this Wednesday, Sept 25 for an update on a couple of significant local training and Sea Kayaking Opportunities.  Alder Creek’s Paul Kuthe will present information on the upcoming BCU Week and Lumpy Waters.


Lumpy Waters is a yearly kayak gathering sponsored by Alder Creek Kayak and Canoe. It is held on the Oregon Coast at Pacific City.  The event occurs in the fall and takes its name from the unsettled, but still manageable, state of the sea, which has usually just started to rise from its (relative) summer calm. Lumpy waters is one of the premier sea kayak gatherings on the West Coast – I can unreservedly recommend the event to anyone who has ambitions to take their paddling from flat water to the sea.  It brings some of the world’s best coaches and teachers together with a great set of ambitious students. ”

— Paul Steinberg (quote from my own blog 😉


BCU logoBCU week is a multi-day series of events based on the British Canoe Union (BCU) training syllabus and curriculum.  This will be an excellent opportunity to refine your skills and learn plenty of new ones from BCU ranked coaches.


Paul Kuthe came to Alder Creek in 2004 at age 20 as an ACA certified whitewater instructor and worked his way up to the demanding job of Program Director. He credits the BCU (British Canoe Union) for most of his modern coaching abilities. He is a Level III BCU whitewater Coach and a 5 star sea leader. He brings 20 + years of participating, teaching, and promoting paddle sports to the diversified job of planning, organizing and directing the educational realm of Alder Creek. Building and nurturing ALL paddling communities by studying many diverse disciplines and improving safety awareness has been a career goal for Paul. Whether creek boating, canoeing, slalom racing, or sea kayaking, he feels a kinship to those who share his passion for our waterways.


The meeting will be held Wednesday September 25, 6PM at our usual venue, Lucky Lab Brew Pub 7675 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219

No sign up necessary, just show up.


(503) 244-2537

Social Time 6:00 PM
General Meeting 7:00 PM
You do not need to be an OOPS member to attend, so please come if you are interested!

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