James Manke

Vancouver Island, British Columbia

James Manke is an international Greenland kayak instructor local to Victoria British Columbia Canada. His passion is shared around the world and it has taken him to some amazing places. His favourite pastime is kayak surfing and focusing on the list of Greenland rolls.

James is the founder of All Things Qajaq and an active member of The Hurricane Riders, a diverse group of rough water sea kayakers who push each other to new limits. James’s main discipline is kayak rolling and his approach to instruction is easy to understand giving his students the opportunity to teach in pairs to better help them understand the process. Many of his students have outstanding success.

James is lead in marketing for the Stohlquist Water Ware brand in Canada and his ongoing sponsors include Sterling Kayaks, Maui Jim & Stohlquist. James is also an ambassador for Gear Lab Paddles.