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Welcome Dave Cannon - Central FLA Expert

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Published Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Below is a bio we received from Dave Cannon as his application for the Central Florida Expert position at Green Wave Forum. You'll quickly find out Dave is knowledgable about paddling in Central Florida and loves exploring new places. From springs to rivers to saltwater, Dave's been there and he is excited about sharing his favorite locations with you.

Dave can be contacted at or drop him a message on the forums.

From Dave (YakDave):

I grew up in Shorewood, Wisconsin, a suburb of Milwaukee. Our family had a canoe that we used on nearby lakes, the Milwaukee River, and for a week or two each summer, a northwoods cottage. Somehow, my six siblings all got plenty of time in the "BOO Canoe". We let Mom and Dad use it too.

I moved to Orlando in 1989, and soon discovered Wekiwa Springs State Park. I rented a canoe my first few visits, but then tried a kayak. I may have kayaked once before, at summer camp.  I was hooked. But not committed. For the next several years, I'd paddle the Wekiva River and Rock Springs Run occasionaly. Visiting family, I yaked a few times in Key West and Sanibel.

It was 2005 when I got hooked.  I paddled 4 times that month, seeing alligators, manatees, springs, and the beauty that we have here in Florida.  I decided  to buy a kayak. I lucked out, finding a used Sun Velocity for $450.

I began to share my adventures with friends and family in weekly emails. In October 2007, I began a blog Dave's Yak Tales, to chronicle my paddling trips.

"Expert" is a lofty title.  But having paddled almost every weekend since 02-2005, and plenty of weekdays, I have practical experience for most Central Florida paddling locations.  I'm glad to share that experience with you.  (Although a part of me would like to keep these wonderful places secret).

Dave Cannon

Dave - Welcome and thank you for joining the Green Wave Forum Experts!

Last update Friday, January 30, 2009

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Cmt Welcome Dave Cannon - Central FLA E...Login to Post   
You are in the public comment zone. What follows is not from Green Wave Forum; it comes from other people and we don't vouch for it.
admin on 1/30/2009 8:42am
Dave - CONGRATULATIONS on your first year at Green Wave Forum! Thank you for all that you've done - for all the trip reports, photos and most of all, helping fellow paddlers.
ed on 2/2/2008 7:27pm
Family members count - especially as sometimes they are our harshest critics, so good job and welcome!
Unknown on 2/1/2008 9:43pm
I can vouch for the above comment. It comes from one of my brothers. Thanks, Chris.
powpowpg on 1/29/2008 11:47pm
I've been enjoyin Dave's reports for a while and I am glad he has found a larger audience. Keep paddling