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About us

gokayaking.no (Padleopplevelser=paddlingadventures) was started in 2007 and wants to share the joy with your about paddling, with as many as possible. There is a growing interest for sea kayaking and nature in general, and with our location in the beautiful coastal area around Nøtterøy / Tjøme we believe there is an interest in bringing the joys of experiencing nature from a kayak out to a larger audience.

This is the ambition behind all our events, tours and courses. Safety and respect for nature is a priority and gokayaking.no offer courses in the Wetcard series from the Norwegian Paddle Association. We also organize courses in special techniques as the eskimo roll and courses for groups with special needs.

Jan Pihl was born in 1973 on the island Bornholm in Denmark. He is a graduate teacher at Holbæk Seminarium with mathematics, physics/chemistry and Sports/Physical Education as his speciality.
He moved to Norway in the summer of 2003. Jan has since 1990 been a sports instructor, he is educated as a tennis instructor under DTF and DGI Denmark. He's Activity leader under Norwegian Canoe Association and has a instructor education in paddling under DGI.
Jan has been sea kayaking since 1996. In 2004 he started the web portal kajakknett.no which is an active webpage about kayaking and paddle sport. Jan arranged Kajakknett "Summer / Winter" sea kayak archipilago from summer 2005 - 2009
Jan works as a teacher, and he also has a company where he works with websites / CMS systems. (IDesigner.no)

Thomas Johansen was born in 1967. He grew up on Nøtterøy and now lives on Tjøme, he has since childhood years spent his life in the archipelago by boat and diving. He started with sea kayaking in 2005 and quickly became "hooked" on this fascinating sport which he exerts summer and winter. He is a member of Paddling Tonsberg (The local club), and became sekayak supervisor through Norwegian Canoe Association in 2012.
He works
as a Supervisor, where he arranges job offers for people with special needs.