Zoe Norcross-Nu'u is an accomplished paddler and marine scientist. While pursuing her Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Coastal Geology at the University of Hawaii, Zoe began paddling surfski and outrigger canoe. In 1999, she was a member of the first crew to paddle "iron" from Molokai to Oahu in a 6-person outrigger canoe in nearly 50 years. This crossing also marked the first time that a women's outrigger crew had ever crossed the Kaiwi Channel iron. With three top-five finishes in Na Wahine O Ke Kai, as well as top three finishes in both the Molokai World Championship surfski race and the Molokai to Oahu OC-1 relay, Zoe's real love is for downwind paddling. 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 has returned home to coastal British Columbia where she manages her small farm, drives her daughters to lots of dance lessons, works for the regional government in watershed protection, and looks after all the behind-the-scenes stuff for Hana Hou Paddlesports.