The Paddle Experience team is well equipped to support you on your paddling journey through its EXPLORE, ADVENTURE and LEARN initiatives.

We care deeply about the world we live in and consider the spaces in which we have the privilege to be active as precious and extremely fragile. In all our activities, we strive to heighten our clients’ awareness of the world around us through our communication and actions, all the while limiting our impact on the environment.

Each team member has unique attributes that contribute our offerings. These influence the moment from when you first put a craft on the water to perfecting your technique once you become serious about your performance.

paddle experience - Terrence Pomeroy-Ward doing safety talk before tour gets underway


Terrence is the driving force behind Paddle Experience. He loves being on the water, on a river or the open sea, always with huge energy and joy. He founded the Paddle Mag, an online magazine dedicated to growing the local and international paddling communities.

With his extensive knowledge of South Africa’s rivers and seas, combined with his expertise and passion to share kayak paddling with others, Terrence leads the EXPLORE and ADVENTURE activities.

Terrence has undergone kayak guide training, safety courses and is an accredited tour guide with the National Department of Tourism. He has also been screened and cleared for coaching through the national registry of offences.

Kevin Brunette - leads the LEARN initiative


Kevin comes from a surfski, waveski and windsurfing background. Motivated by technique and boat speed, he is often seen on the water perfecting his padding stroke.

He has authored six books on surfski, from safety at sea to paddling downwind. These provide comprehensive reference material on all aspects of paddling.

With his technical and practical know-how, Kevin leads the LEARN initiative.
Kevin has undergone kayak guide training and facilitation courses. He has also been screened and cleared for coaching through the national registry of offences.

paddle experience - tracy pomeroy-ward capturing images on a tour from long beach


Tracy is the mainstay of the organisation, leading the client liaison and marketing components, also tasked with coordinating and growing the client base. She contributes a wealth of experience gained from her involvement in community-based projects and social networking.

While Tracy is responsible for the organisational aspects of the business, ensuring that it runs smoothly day-by-day, she is also closely involved in the delivery of the EXPLORE and ADVENTURE initiatives.

Tracy has been screened and cleared for coaching through the national registry of offences.

Ian Trautmann - supports downwind activities


Ian brings extensive paddling expertise into the team. He has considerable experience in canoe and surfski paddling, having completed several Berg River Marathons and Cape Point Challenges. He is a strong paddler, frequently seen in time trials, pulling at the front of the bunch.

Coming from an integrated paddling and windsurfing background, Ian is well versed with the nuances of sea and wind, including the safety issues that accompany extreme environmental conditions. With this expertise, he supports Paddle Experience’s downwind activities.

Contact Tracy on 071 174 3099 or email for more details.

Long Beach, Simon's Town