Meet Amanda Lapshinoff, Whitewater SUP Athlete and one of the few female River 2 instructors in Canada. She began her SUP journey in 2015; on the shores of Lake Edith. Standing up on the pristine mountain lakes of Jasper, it was love at first paddle.The lake was her first love, but after she got a taste of the river she discovered her soul's purpose was to go with the flow.
Although she “knew” of Reta, it wasn’t until she attended a session with her that these two connected and Amanda felt like she found her flow sister. Under Reta’s mentorship, Amanda has grown exponentially in SUP and has become a legend at CANRVRSUP for her surfing skills. In 2022 she travelled thousands of miles paddling, surfing, competing, and teaching alongside Reta throughout North America.
This year she takes on the role of Head Instructor after being with the company since its inception. She is passionate about downhill skiing and the outdoors. A well-rounded athlete and professional, her background in lifeguarding, first-aid, and water safety help you feel confident while on the water. Her easy calm presence and smile put you at ease while trying new skills.
Amanda’s goals for 2023 are to start taking the Lead Guide role on multi-day trips, learn to row a raft, and make it to the SUP Cross Final at the GoPro Mountain Games in Colorado.