Jimmy Blakeney

BIO

Jimmy Blakeney is a veteran of the outdoor & action sports industries with over 25 years of experience in all facets of the business. For the past six years Blakeney has spearheaded BIC Sport’s product and marketing efforts in the Stand Up Paddle category, helping grow the business more than 400% by co-developing award-winning products together with sales and marketing programs that have established BIC Sport as a market leader in SUP. In his previous role as brand manager at Confluence Watersports Blakeney helped grow the Wave Sport brand over 200% in three years, re-establishing it as the market leader. After receiving his BS in Biology and MA in Science Education from Virginia Tech Jimmy focused on his athletic talents and love of whitewater kayaking, becoming US National Champion in 2003. More recently his expertise in boardsports and paddlesports, together with a professional educator background, helped him develop the most comprehensive SUP instructional video series available on the web. To learn more visit http://www.jimmyblakeney.com

Home Town: Wakefield, Rhode Island

Sponsors: BIC SUP

Hero(s): Parents, Neil deGrasse Tyson

Favorite Discipline: Sup Surfing

Favorite Sup Spot: Rhode Island

Favorite Equipment

Board: BIC SUP 7'4 Wave Pro

Paddle: BIC SUP Performer CC Carbon

Industry Affiliations and Certifications

ACA SUP Instructor Trainer - L3 Surf SUP - www.americancanoe.org

Awards and Accolades

2003 US National Champion - Freestyle Whitewater Kayaking
2012 Volunteer of the Year - ACA (www.americancanoe.org)
2013 Outside Magazine Gear of the Year - BIC SUP WING (product design)
2015 Men's Journal Gear of the Year - BIC SUP 12'6 Inflatable (product design)
2017 Reel Paddling Film Festival Best of Show - Facing Waves Barbados (athlete)

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