THURSO SURF Ambassadors

Kristine Krynitzki

Kristine has dedicated her life to helping others connect with the natural world since she began her career in environmental conservation. As the Executive Director for a wildlife education charity in Vancouver called Northwest Wildlife Preservation Society, her team works with tens of thousands of underprivileged children every year, teaching them about animals and their habitat through hands-on experiential programs both indoors and out in the field. She spends every spare moment paddling her Waterwalker along the shores of Vancouver’s Pacific Ocean, and the surrounding mountain’s high alpine lakes thanks to Thurso Surf’s travel backpack, or exploring the peaks and wilds of British Columbia as leader of the local hiking community called Hikes Near Vancouver.

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Alicia Erskine

thurso surf ambassador ali paddle board dog sup

Ali left the corporate world behind to follow her passion of working with dogs. She started her own dog hiking business, West Coast Heeler Pack, which has led to Engaged K9 training and boarding. On Ali’s “off” days you will finding her doing more training, competing in dog sports, doing more hiking, camping, 4x4ing and of course paddle boarding on the Thurso Max which accommodates herself, her fiancé, Colten and their 3 dogs, Kona, Cali and Ruger. Living on Vancouver Island, they are lucky to have so many beautiful lakes, coastline, trails and mountains to explore. Ali’s goal is to educate others on dog etiquette, training in simple steps, and inspiring others to get out and do more with their dogs.


Ready to Explore Beyond as part of the Thurso Surf crew? We’re always on the lookout for true SUP enthusiasts to collaborate with! Fill out the form below and we will be in touch soon!

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