Dave Ritchie

Dave often gets the safety kayak job, as kayaking has been one of Dave’s passions for many years. In fact, he’s so passionate about kayaking that he works for the New Zealand Kayak School as well as local Polytechnics, training our industry people of the future. Dave lives in Hokitika on the South Island’s West Coast, the perfect base for him and for us, as we are able to pick him up en route to our many west coast river runs. On top of that, Dave gathers up to date weather forecasts and provides information on the local rivers: rivers that he knows like the back of his hand.