Meet the Team

Brad Friesen

Brad grew up paddling and exploring the rivers and lakes of Manitoba. Brad was hooked to SUP the moment he first stood on a board. Coming from a kayaking background, Brad instantly thought that it would be a great idea to try SUP surfing at Sturgeon Falls. His first time out was quite an eye opening and humbling experience for Brad. Not having anyone to learn from made things tougher. After much perseverance and spending countless hours on the waves, Brad has mastered the secrets to surfing Sturgeon and several other local river surfing spots in Manitoba. Brad's passion is getting people out on the river and sharing his knowledge and experience with others.

Brad is currently a Paddle Canada River Level 2 Sup Instructor, Paddle Canada Advanced Flatwater SUP Instructor and Instructor Trainer. In addition to his paddling experience, Brad also has certifications in Whitewater Rescue and Wilderness First Aid. When not paddling or surfing the waves at Sturgeon Falls (which is a rare occasion) Brad can be found hiking or climbing somewhere!

Samantha Page

Samantha is currently a Paddle Canada Advanced Flatwater SUP Instructor and Basic Sea Kayak Instructor. In addition to her paddling experience, Samantha also has certifications in Whitewater Rescue and Wilderness First Aid. 

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