Simon Trudel-Perreault

Who is Strudel from the TAIGA TRIBE?

I am a true Homo aquaticus of the modern era. I never want to leave my comfort zone: the water! Ever since I was little, I have sought to integrate myself into this marine world that fascinates me. I studied marine biology at UQAR, I love scuba diving (which has actually become my job today at the Biodôme), I surf and I now also practice SUP. If you are looking for someone who is ‘down’ for an adventure, an expedition or a round trip to Hampton in 12 hours just because the swell is good, I’m your man! 

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

I am on the ice and water of the Saint Lawrence River in an ice canoe, surfing or scuba diving. In short, I am always on the water. 

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

Maui Island close to Lahaina where you can paddle with humpback whales or the Lachine rapids, which I frequent as much as possible with my El Nino or El Limon. 

Your go-to TAIGA board(s) and why?    

The El Nino or the El Limon in the ocean and Lachine rapids for paddle surf. If not, to participate in races, such as the GMOC, the NY Open or the Carolina Cup, I use my Racer 14’0. 

If you could choose one ‘dream destination’ for paddleboarding, where would it be and why?

Chicama in Peru, it is a super long wave and I am goofy foot – it’s the perfect match!