Join Annabel Anderson on Saturday, April 21 for the injection of excitement and enthusiasm to plan your summer, set achievable goals, hone skills and join/meet a group of like-minded people who love to play on the water.

This workshop is one part planning, one part on-water skills and one part community. Why? Because without a plan you have no focus, skills bring reason, purpose and focus to your paddling and the community is the gel which makes everything more enjoyable.

Annabel will share with you the mental and physical approach she has used to succeed for years on repeat.

Be it wanting to build fitness, get out on the water more, hone skills, target a specific event or to have adventures this is a workshop built around what will help you make this summer your most fun summer yet.

All ages, levels and ability paddlers (SUP, kayak, canoe, surfski, OC) and paddle craft type are welcome!

The workshop will run 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and take place on and off the water. Please plan to be at Aqua Adventures with your watercraft ready to hit the water and toes wet at 8:30 a.m.. If you do not have your own gear, rentals are available.

This three-part session includes:

On Water Skills session: Tailored to the needs of the group the start of the season is the best time to go over the fundamentals which set us up for success. When we perfect basics, we can execute under stress and or physical exertion. Skills, drills and mental cues for you to add into your paddling activities to bring focus and purpose every time you hit the water with specific focus where appropriate.

Action Planning: how to dreams & ideas into process focussed plans that are achievable

Open forum: Bring your questions!

Suitable for: All levels, ages & abilities

Time: 8:30am – 11:30am

Location: Aqua Adventures San Diego

Parking: Aqua Adventures has a large parking lot

Gear/Equipment: PFD/Vessel/Paddle
If you need to rent equipment you may do so at the bottom of this page

Cost: $99

Reserve your spot on Paddle Guru.


A multiple world champion and world #1 SUP athlete for years on end (consecutively since 2012), an elite cyclist & mountain biker – you'll also find this adventure hunting free spirit just at home sending it on yachts, running up and down mountains, skiing, surfing, hosting TV shows, coaching the super stars of the future and weekend warriors to unleash their ultimate potential all while capturing it all with mind-blowing imagery. She's won the biggest titles in the world, but her eyes will light up just the same at the hint of a mission and the scent of an adventure.

Hailing from the idyllic mountain resort of Lake Wanaka in the heart of New Zealand's Southern Alps Annabel's always been accustomed to making the most of what ever she has found on her back door – be it snow, mountains, rivers, oceans or even the concrete jungles of some of the biggest cities in the world. She didn't grow up surfing or with ocean sports, yet has tamed waves and some of the most challenging oceans in the world in the pursuit of adventure and rising to the top of a sport.
It's been a journey that was far from plain sailing and smooth seas. With an unquenchable thirst to push herself and physical boundaries, this drive resulted in catastrophic career ending injuries in both ski racing and triathlon, all before the age of 24 counting no less than 11 major surgeries to her legs these set backs did little more than build tenacity and resilience that saw her excel in the business world before a fork in the road saw her athletic abilities emerge to the forefront once again.

It's this jack-of-all trades versatility of brains and heart that separates her from the pack and has allowed her to forge a unique trajectory combining both talent and passion. Annabel combines the drive to get out and do, to be relentless in the pursuit of adventure and relentless in the pursuit of excellence.