Alex Lépine

Who is Alex from the TAIGA TRIBE?

Dad of a little 1 year old girl who lives the 40h/week work routine and who jumps on every opportunity he has to spend time on the water.

I am fortunate to live near the Rivière des Milles Îles in Laval on which I spend a lot of my week-ends. Otherwise, I spend them in the Laurentians. I had the chance to travel and photograph Iceland. I also toured the United States to try out different waters with my TAIGA board (from Chicago to California). I will resume traveling this year with my family who will now be part of the adventure!

When you don’t have both feet in the water, what do you do?

I have the chance to do different content creation projects for companies as well as take care of a half hectare where we try to grow our vegetables and take care of our chickens.

What is your favorite spot (on the water, obviously) ?

The most beautiful place where I had the chance to paddle board is on the Jokulsarlon glacier in Iceland. The place is frozen in the ice with a simple but beautiful landscapes and seals that are intrigued by your presence. I also had the chance to explore Lone Rock in the middle of the Utah desert in the United States.

Your go to board(s)? Why?  

My Kazuzu inflatable paddle board is the one I use for everything. Easy to travel with and I have enough room to be comfortable when we go out for a photo shoot on the water. Otherwise, I really like the Wakesurf Skim 4.8 that I had the chance to try for two summers already!

If you had to choose one dream spot to go and enjoy your board, where would it be? Why?  

I would love to go back to a northern environment, and I think Alaska would be an incredible place because of its desert landscape and the glaciers that are present.

If you had one piece of advice to give to a rookie who doesn't know the wonderful world of water sports yet, what would it be?

Go outside and try it, it's the perfect sport for someone who likes to be in a group or alone, it can be practiced in many places, urban or in the forest, and in the end, you just have to not be afraid to fall in the water!

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