Paddle People

Paddle People are many people who share our philosophy and passion for paddle sports.Paddlers who use our products daily to navigate rivers, lakes and seas all overthe world and help with their feedback to continuously develop and improve ourproducts.

Jutta Kaiser

For many years Jutta Kaiser was one of the best white-water paddlers on the scene. The World champion, European champion and multiple German champion in kayak freestyle has travelled the world with her kayak and paddled in over 40 countries on 5 continents.

 Today, Jutta manages Paddle People and makes sure that ° hf safety equipment provides paddlers around the world with the tools to stay safe on the water.

Joel Scott

Joel is head of production and the creative mind of Paddle People. For over 25 years he has been producing spray decks and accessories for paddle sports in England. His ideas and innovations can be found in many details of our products and have significantly influenced the development of paddling equipment in general. He is commited to sustainable and environmentally conscious production. As a long-time member of the slalom team for Great Britain, he has achieved world wide success in the C1.

Olaf Obsommer

The award-winning cameraman and film producer is an icon of white water sports. Already his first movie “Boof Chicken Boof” quickly gained cult status in the scene. As the spiritual father of the well-known Sickline event, Olaf is now realizing major TV productions for adidas Outdoor. With his spectacular recordings Olaf made it into popular TV formats such as Stern TV, Aktuelles Sportstudio and even into international news broadcasts. Regional channels such as BR and WDR as well as McDonald’s TV and McFit TV regularly report on Olaf’s adventures.

Jake Cochrane

Jake is the Paddle People athlete for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.

He started paddling through his Scout Organisation in his hometown of Jordanstown, Northern Ireland at the age of 14 and his talent in a boat was spotted very quickly. He soon became a member of the canoe slalom development squad and moved to Nottingham,UK a few years later to have access to top class training facilities. After narrowly missing out on the 2020 Olympics Jake is now based in Pau, France where he is training with other elite athletes.

Jake is now in his seventh consecutive year on the Ireland canoe slalom team and is looking to add to the European Championship silver medal that he won in 2020. He will be competing at the World Championships in Augsburg, Germany this year, alongside the World Cup races and the European Championships.

We are proud to support Jake on his journey to Paris!