Erik Rudels

ISKGA Advanced Guide / National Trainer


Telephone: +358 400 99 88 49

Base of operation: Mariehamn

Erik grew up in the southern archipelago of Finland spending much of his free time around different boats and on the water. His first contact to paddling came as he age eleven inherited an old East German klepper. In 1996 he took his first kayaking instructor course and 1999 he finished his two year education to become a wilderness guide. Since then Erik has worked full time in the outdoor industry. He has always been happiest teaching and most of he’s work has evolved around leadership and guide training. Erik works with a number of outdoor disciplines but the ones involving water especially sea kayaking has stayed closest to his heart. Since 2005 Erik has been an educator at Outdoor Academy a two year full time program to become an outdoor professional. Erik is also co owner of The Paddel Shack on the Åland Islands.

”Ty så är det med livet och målet, att det börjar liksom mitt på havet, och slutar liksom mitt på havet, och målet är liksom mitt på havet.” -Harry Martinsson

Erik Rudels

Advanced Guide / National Trainer / Observer

ISKGA - Advanced Guide/National Trainer
Module Date Trainer/Assessor Tick
Advanced Guide Observation 2015-03-26 Sea Kayaking Cornwall
VHF License 2014-04-02
Coaching BC Lvl 2 Coach, EPP Lvl 4 (Red) Assessor
First Aid 2015-02-15 NARS Beach Lifeguard
Continued Professional Development
First Aid & CPD Log
Module Provided Modules
Advanced Skills
Advanced Planning
Advanced Leadership
Coastal Guide Observation
Coastal Skills
Coastal Observation
Coastal Planning
Coastal Leadership
Incident Management
Sea Survival