Chris Lockyer

Age: 42

Home:  Valley. Nova Scotia

Childhood home:  Port Aux Basque, Newfoundland

Profession:  GIS Mapping Technician

Height:  5’ 10”

Weight:  165 lbs

Philosophy of Life:  Be honest, be committed, be humble, be loyal!

MY STORY

Christopher is the founder of Committed 2 the Core Sea Kayak Coaching. Christopher has over 22 years of paddling experience paddling in locations as far away as the UK, New Zealand, Iceland, Norway as well as countless locations in North America. He spent his childhood in Newfoundland and still calls it home. He currently lives in Valley, located at the top of the Bay of Fundy. A graduate of Acadia University with a degree in Recreation Management with a major in Outdoor and Environmental Educations, his passion is getting people out onto the sea and using the conditions and natural environment to reach their potential and personal goals. Christopher is the father of three boys; he tries to spend as much time with them as he can in the outdoors. He looks forward to welcoming you to Nova Scotia to paddle the many areas that Committed 2 the Core Sea Kayak coaching uses.

Christopher started paddling with Lendal Paddles In the mid 90’s and have not used anything but Lendal since then.  

He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and the only BCU level 5 sea kayak coach in Canada.  

He is the Executive director or the Bay of Fundy sea kayak symposium which he is passionate about and will continue being involved well into the future.  www.bofsks.com

"We need the sea because it teaches us!"

-Chris L.

Chris Lockyer's Favorite Gear

ABOUT ME

Started paddling:

My parents would take us for paddles in a canoe when I was a child. I started paddling a kayak on small lakes in Annapolis county in 1992 and have never looked  back.

Personal biggest event:

Getting Married to Ashely Lockyer and the birth of my 3 boys Aiden, Seth and Gabriel.

Hobbies:  

Photography, mountain biking, train running and spending time with my family

Jobs other than Kayaker:

GIS Mapping Technician

Kayak strengths:

Tidal current, coach development

Claimed weaknesses:

Beach wave surfing

Favorite Food:

Turkey Dinner (no onions in the gravy)

Team:

P&H Sea kayak, Gath Helmets, Lendal and Kokatat

Favorite trip:

The Great Northern Peninsula, Newfoundland 2015. An amazing trip along this rugged section of Newfoundland.

Worst trip:

7 days of rain on the eastern shore of Nova Scotia, bugs and rain plus clients who did not want to be there made for a miserable trip.

Favorite person to paddle with:

Team Core Members

Scariest kayak moment:

Watching a sea kayak explode after hitting a solid granite wall.

Your Dream trip:

To paddle the rugged island of Baffin Island

Biggest influencers:  

Carol Lockyer my mother. Without her I would not be the person I am today.

Andy Stamp had been a mentor of mine for years. He taught me the importance of quality coaching on and off the water.

Sid Sinfield has been helped with my development as a coach giving me loads of time to help me with coaching concepts and theory behind coaching.

Nick Cunliffe has provided me with a vast amount of knowledge when teaching technical paddling skills.  His understanding of the sport is amazing and I value knowledge I have gain from him on and off the water.  

Big plans for the next 6 months/year:

Newfoundland Expedition where we will paddle the Baie Verte Peninsula , Crossing of the Bay of Fundy for a cancer fundraiser.  On August 4, 2018 Committed 2 the Core team members Christopher Lockyer and Daniel Archibald will paddle across the Bay of Fundy to raise monies for cancer support, with 75% of the funds going to the QEII Foundation for breast cancer research and 25% of the funds being given to St. Martha’s Regional Hospital to provide support to families who are going through cancer treatment. The paddle will start in Saint John, New Brunswick and the route will end at Deep Brook, Nova Scotia. The total distance for the crossing is 86 km. https://www.committed2thecore.com/mudders-udders/