Sea Kayaking Kefalonia, Greece
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Our team always tries to make sure that you have a great time. But in order to do that we first make sure that we have lots of fun ourselves! Everybody in the slideshow is part of the Sea Kayaking Kefalonia family!

Yvonne, Socotra island, Yemen

Wir, das sind Yvonne und Pavlos, die Besitzer von Sea Kayaking Kefalonia.
Gerne möchten wir Ihnen einige Informationen über uns selbst geben.

Yvonne Walser
Ich wurde in der Schweiz geboren und bin halb Schweizerin und halb Griechin. Aufgewachsen in der Schweiz, wo ich die Handelsschule absolvierte. 1994 entschied ich mich Griechenland zu entdecken und seitdem lebe ich hier. Ich gab Deutschstunden und war auch eine Zeit lang Reiseleiterin auf Kefalonia.

Meine Qualifikationen in Outdoor Aktivitäten sind REC (Rescue Emergency Care) Level 2, Tourenführerin für Explore, Erste Hilfe-Kurs beim Roten Kreuz, PADI Open Water Diver, und ein Führerschein für Motorboote. Ich bin auch eines von den Gründungsmitgliedern des ersten griechischen Sea Kayak Clubs.

Meine Leidenschaft sind Rucksackreisen und ich habe Länder wie Peru, Thailand, Vietnam, Indien, Nepal, China, Ägypten, Südafrika, Uganda, Ruanda, Tansanien, Kuba, Mexiko, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica, Belize, Panama, Bolivien, Brasilien, Yemen, Kolumbien...besucht. Ich liebe es, die Länder genau kennenzulernen, also ihre Kultur, die Leute und die Tiere.

Meine Hobbies sind Sport (wandern, radfahren, skifahren, kajaken...), lesen u.v.m. Ich spreche Griechisch, Deutsch, Englisch, Spanisch und ein wenig Italienisch und Französich.

Pavlos Georgilas
Pavlos, paddling Egua river, Italian Alps Ich wurde in Griechenland geboren und besitze ein Universitätsdiplom als Elektroingenieur und ein Master in business administration. Meine Berufserfahrung hat mit Kundenmanagment in internationalen Firmen zu tun, wie Nestlé, Compaq Computers und Hewlett Packard.

Pavlos, Shibam, Yemen

In der Vergangenheit war ich ein Wasserpolospieler in einer der besten griechischen Teams. Seit 1996 ist Kajaken (Wildwasser und im Meer) meine Leidenschaft. Ich bin auch Mitglied des legendären TEAMadara, einer Gruppe von Wildwasserkajakern in griechischen und anderen Flüssen.

Meine Outdooraktivitäten sind unter anderem ein Diplom von BCU (British Canoe Union) 5 Star Sea Kayak, Level 3 UKCC Coach with Advanced Water Endorsement (Qualifikationen, die nur wenige Trainer auf der Welt besitzen), Sea Kayak Coach, professioneller Lifeguard, REC (Rescue Emergency Care) Level 2, einige Wildwasserkurse in Griechenland und in den Alpen, Tourenführer für Explore, PADI Open Water Diver, Segelboot- und einen Motorbootführerschein.

Weitere Hobbies sind Segeln, Apnea, Astronomie, Celestial Navigation, Scuba Diving, etc. Meine Reisen haben mich nach Asien, Afrika, Zentral-und Südamerika gebracht. Ausserdem bin ich eines von den Gründungsmitgliedern des ersten griechischen Sea Kayak Klubs. Ich spreche Griechisch, Englisch, Italienisch und ein wenig Französisch.

George A. Gazetas
George Gazetas I was born in Arta and raised in Athens. As a teenager my passion used to be kart racing and I had a tendency towards discovering inner aspects of racing biomechanics and motorsport engineering thus I followed studies in mechanical engineering. I lived part of my life in Khalkis (Euboea) and Corinth and travelled a lot mainly around Greece and abroad as well.

With its minimalistic nature, expedition orientations and potential, sea kayaking became soon a fascinating big part of my life.

I enjoy playing guitar and ukulele, climbing, trekking, cycling, camping in the wilderness, traveling with the motorcycle while listening to loud good music from my earphones…. Plus many more…

I ‘ve been working for years as a white water rafting trip leader and corporate event coordinator and assistant for a variety of outdoor activities and companies and for the summer of 2012 it is more of my pleasure to join Pavlos’ and Yvonne’s team in Kefalonia.

Qualifications include BCU(UKCC) coach level 1, trained Level 2, BCU 4 star leader sea, Long Term Paddler Development (I) Cert., Foundation Safety and Rescue Training Cert., BCU 3 star open canoe, Rescue 3 international swift water rescue technician (I), IRF trip leader class 3, HRC First Aid certified, HFMC - UIAA rock climber and member, Greek Army Special Forces Nurse Cert.

Tim Ekstam
Tim Ekstam I'm a guy from Sweden who once put my foot in the kayak and have serious problems getting out of the boat. Well, not like that's my goal! However, I have some passions in life and paddling must be one of the worst. Beside my studies in Geology I'm working with sea kayaking in Sweden and Greece.

I use to explain the atmosphere and beauty of seakayaking by the word ”variation”; an activity characterized of where it is done, as much as what the goal of the paddling is, the weather and the people involved. One day on the sea is never like the other, the paddling in Sweden is pretty much different to the paddling in Kefalonia, a daytrip along a shore is different to the one on the open water, in the archipelago or in carst systems as what we have in Kefalonia. Talking of my own experience in outdoor life this wide range of variation makes paddling in my eyes an unique way of exploring nature and mind.

After my graduate school in Sweden I did my military duty as some kind of wet, dirty and heavy loaded soldier, where I learned how to drive big vehicles in the middle of nowhere and to survive in the woods like a MacGyver-wannabe. A great experience however, but I didn't like it enough to get stucked there for the rest of my life. So on the day of freedom I moved north with my lovely girlfriend. North in Sweden where you can't see anything else than trees and where the snow lays stable each season. Unexperienced but ready to trade the flat for a tent we went there to start an education in mountain- and outdoor leadership, which later shown up to be niched into the passion of sea kayaking. After some experiences in the bransch I founded my own kayaking company, which is a special idea that aims to connect environmental work and research of littered marine areas with outdoor life. A project hosted by that was a 90 day long sea kayaking expedition along the coast of Sweden I did the year before my first season in Kefalonia. A trip that gave me lots of experience and philosophical moments. Living the life like that gave me perspectives and future interests of similar trips. I decided to learn more about the nature itself, to move to the west coast of Sweden and start study Earth Science and Geology at the University of Gothenburg. In the middle of all this I work summertime in Kefalonia for Pavlos and Yvonne. Something I am very glad of doing and find as developing as joyful. The energy and atmosphere here around is just that beautiful as my greatest kayaking experiences in mind.

Ulrika Lindroth
Ulrika Lindroth My name is Ulrika and I am a kayak padldler from Sweden. My experience from kayaking and other outdoor activities streches from the age of practically newborn when I was put into my parents Canoe along with all the other gear. Squeezed in between the canoe wagon and the tent, I sad there, eating candies and sleeping while my parents where doing the hard work canoeing the full loaded boat forward. Good times :) Since then my interest in nature and leadership has just grown. After three challenging years at high school I went up north in Sweden to take a one-year course to become an outdoor guide. The education was very covering, teaching everything from skiing and kayak tecniques to first aid and leadership. Nowadays I live in Gothenburg, combining studies to become a high school teacher with outdoor life, guide work and expeditions. The summer of 2013 I kayaked the Swedish coastline, a great expedition covering 2334 km of paddling and a holy lot of experience. My merits are: BCU Three Star Certification, One year Outdoor Guide Education including around 80 nights outdoor, Education in first aid and CPR, very good knowledge in Swedish, English and German and some basic conversation skills in Spanish and (soon) Greek.

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