Steve West is the world's most respected and prolific writer on the topics of outrigger canoeing and stand up paddle boarding. A one time professional windsurfer and journalist, he is unique in being both athlete, writer and educator, with a wealth of knowledge and wisdom gained over a lifetime of dedication. His Kanu Culture series of publications over 10 years culminated in two significant works, 'The Art and Skill of Steering' and 'The Paddlers Guide to Outrigger Canoeing'. During 2014 he is releasing two new books, 'V1- A Paddler's Guide' and 'OC1 - A Paddler's Guide'. Between 2008 and 2012 'Stand Up Paddle - A Paddlers Guide' was researched and published. Steve's publications set out to be as near definitive works as is possible, gaining an international reputation for quality of content.