About Us


Why Girl Paddlers?​

Our Mission is Simple​

We create a safe, inclusive, and supportive community for women to thrive on the water.

Girl Paddlers is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community. We welcome women and women-identifying individuals of all skill and experience levels to join us in kayaking, SUP, canoeing, and any other water vessel.

We provide an environment where women feel safe, supported, and inspired to enjoy their paddling journey. Our range of products and services includes clothing, home goods, memberships, travel experiences, regional meet-ups, and an online hub to help women create community and thrive on the water.

As a paddler myself, I believe that paddling on any vessel is similar in the experience; the vessel is just different. I am focused on offering content, resources and a community environment to help paddlers learn, empower and support each other.

We create a safe, inclusive, and supportive community for women to thrive on the water.
Who is behind Girl Paddlers?

Meet Our Team

The Girl Paddlers team is a passionate and dedicated group who share a love of paddling and a commitment to empowering women who paddle.

Led by our CEO and Founder, Sonya, who is a seasoned marketing strategist, business owner, and visionary leader, our team is small but mighty.

Along with our small team are a crew of regional community moderators who help us bring the Girl Paddlers online experience to life in their communities through events and meetups. 

Together, we work tirelessly to create a supportive and inclusive community for women paddlers around the world, offering resources, training, and opportunities for growth and connection.

Meet our team

Teamwork makes the dream work.

Kayaker & Paddleboarder
Bobbie Anne
Paddle Ambassador
Social Media & Community Manager
Adventure Maven
Experience Manager

Paddle with your friends,
build memories.

Starting out? Seasoned paddler? Or somewhere in between? Check out all the resources Girl Paddlers has available to help make your paddling experience more enjoyable.

Find Paddling Gear & Products

Get your Girl Paddlers merch and more here!

Apparel, rash guards, slip-ons, bags, hats and so much more. Show your love of paddling, and Girl Paddlers!  

Find our favorite paddling accessories, gear and products in our Tools and Resources section! 

Tools & Resources

We all have questions. Even the more experienced paddlers. And paddling can be intimidating!

Girl Paddlers creates tip sheets, paddling guides and shares stories and profiles from real Girl Paddlers to inspire our community.

Our community is build on the values of empowerment, connection, and support. We believe that by coming together, we can create a powerful network of women who inspire and encourage one another to achieve their goals, and pursue their passions.
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