Mélissa Desormeaux Poulin

Why did you choose TAIGA? 

It’s a high-quality, Quebec company that’s made to last, and accessible. To try it is to love it!


Your favourite TAIGA products (if you have several) and why? 

The Awen Air 10’0 inflatable board is my favourite – it's wide and stable enough to do SUP yoga, but one day I hope of owning the same board, but a rigid one. The electric pump also makes my life that much easier and I quite enjoy the mini safety belt.

What makes you love paddleboarding and how did you discover the sport? 

What I like about paddleboarding is that it can be sport/demanding while also being chill. It gives me access to places I can’t see anywhere else but on a board. It’s a great way to conect with your surroundings! I consider it a very calming passion of mine. A friend of mine introduced it to me 4 years ago and I’ve been in love ever since! 


Your favourite paddleboarding spots? 

I can’t say my favourite spots... it’s a secret! 😉 

Bonaventure River, Boucherville Islands, Cherry River Marshes, Beauport Lake, and Rivière Rouge. There’re so many great places! Every lake and every river have their own challenge and I love discovering new places every time.