Zoe Norcross-Nu’u is an accomplished paddler and marine scientist who grew up playing in the waters of Burrard Inlet. While pursuing her B.Sc. and M.S. in Coastal Geology at the University of Hawaii, Zoe began paddling and racing surfskis and outrigger canoes. After 13 years of living in Hawaii where she paddled, worked in coastal resource management, and taught marine science courses at the University of Hawaii Maui College, Zoe returned home to coastal BC in 2009. She lives on a small farm in Courtenay with her two daughters, works as the Watershed Protection Coordinator for the Comox Valley Regional District, and tries to get on the water as much as possible, even though it’s not quite as warm as Hawaii.