Jules Gismondi

BIO

Born and raised in Buenos Aires , Argentina, I grew up sculling and kayaking from a young age. My passion for the water and the lifestyle came with me when I moved to New York City in early 2005.

It was in the Big Apple where I dove in head first in the watersports industry becoming a certified guide and instructor at Manhattan Kayak Company at age 19. I’m almost 32 and somehow found a way to stay and thrive in this industry. Mostly because I love people’s smiles on their first paddling experience, it’s the most rewarding. I’m also deeply in love with the water community. It has inspired me to push some limits, for sure.

A decade into teaching and guiding, I ventured into my first solo, unsupported expedition when I paddleboarded around Long Island. A trip that would be the tip of the iceberg. Six months later, together with LouAnne Harris we paddled 1500 miles from NYC to Miami on, again, an unsupported expedition by SUP, becoming the Atlantic SUPergirls.
Lover of all human powered water crafts, I kayak, surfski, prone and stand up paddle as well as canoe and still scull once in a while 🙂

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Sponsors:

Heroes: Patagonia

Favorite Discipline: Flatwater

Favorite Sup Spot: Patagonia

Favorite Board: BIC World Series

Favorite Paddle: Werner

INDUSTRY AFFILIATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

ACA L2 both Kayak and SUP

AWARDS AND ACCOLADES

2016 accomplishments:
Carolina CUP – Money Island race WB, NC W12’6. 3rd place.
Treasure island Pirate Paddle NJ W14 2nd place.
Soundsurfer Challenge CT W12’6 5th place.
Cayuga Lake SUP CUP NY W12’6 2nd place.
Great Peconic Race NY W12’6 1st place.
Chattajack 31, TN. W12’6 3rd place.
SUPtheMag Awards EXPEDITION OF THE YEAR

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