Paula Hubbard is an ACA L4 Coastal Kayaking Instructor with a rolling endorsement, lives on the Maryland Eastern Shore and regularly teaches Sea Kayaking in a variety of venues. She regularly volunteers as an instructor for the local paddle club and has been an instructor at Kiptopeke Sea Kayaking Symposium, Fingerlakes Paddlefest, and regularly offers classes through Cross Currents Sea Kayaking. Paula focuses on effective paddling techniques with an emphasis on using efficient body mechanics to minimize injury and offers several classes designed especially for women.
Paula started kayaking in the waters of the San Francisco Bay area and was initially certified as an L3 Instructor by Roger Schumann in 2008. She was an instructor for California Canoe and Kayak until moving to Maryland in 2010. After moving east she completed an L3 update in with Ben Lawry in 2012. In 2013 Paula received the BCU 3* award and ACA L4 assessment. She completed the upgrade to L4 with Sea Kayak Carolina in 2017. In addition to teaching, Paula regularly attends other events to work on both personal paddling skills and teaching skills.