DOB: 1 October 1988
Local: 2nd Light Beach
Years on the water: 5 years
How did you get into SUP:
I started from a little rental shop in San Diego and paddled around Mission Bay. I instantly fell in love with the sport! I had been surfing for a little while before then and didn’t take SUP surfing seriously until I went to see the Standup World Tour event in Huntington Beach. Seeing professionals do crazy things I didn’t believe were even possible on a stand up, but now with a little practice, they don’t seem so far fetched. I had no idea what stand up racing was either, until I went to a race in Cocoa Beach and it is something I have been work on. Getting better at every race I go to by practicing out on the river.
Slater way, Cocoa Beach FL. Or 2nd Light Patrick Air force base.
7’2” Coreban Platinum for surfing, and the 14’x25” Phoenix for racing. The 9’0” California model is also a favourite because I can take it anywhere and enjoy all types of easy waves and flatwater paddling spots for exploring.
1st place in the Key West 4-mile race, 2nd place in the Waterman’s Challenge 2016 for SUP surfing.
Words to live by:
Your body can adapt to overcome any challenge if you put the time in for it.
One Album that defines you:
Flesh and blood John Butler Trio.
If you not on the water:
When I’m not on the water I’m typically skateboarding, playing bass and jamming some music with friends.