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Manke at the Wreckage

Manke Kayak's official location based in Ucluelet BC. This unique heritage building is a space of inspiration for the kayak and local community with skin on frame qajaq builds, a community presentation lounge and small retail outlet for local art and small kayak items. Open full time in the summer with limited winter hours for the public as the space turns into a kayak building studio during the colder months.

James Manke

James has been travelling the globe teaching kayak rolling, surfing and rough water clinics over the past 15 years. His true passion is rough water paddling as an active member of The Hurricane Riders. James is also a former International kayak rolling champion. James loves teaching various kayak rolls and helps paddlers transition their fear or anxiety into something that empowers them! Primarily a Greenland paddler, James is often found challenging himself having once paddled the Grand Canyon with a sea kayak and traditional Greenland paddle.

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Help Support Youth Kayak Builds!

Manke Kayak will be running kayak building classes for youth this winter in Ucluelet, BC at Manke at the Wreckage. The goal is to make this as affordable as possible for youth by raising donations and funds to help cover the costs involved. We are also looking for donated wood shop tools and assorted materials for them to use. Ucluelet is a small town of approx 1,500 full time residents located on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. The community is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and is the perfect place to inspire youth to find balance and a true sense of meaning on the water.

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