Kristin Thomas


It’s all about the water …

My life in the water began when I moved to coastal Southern California, at age four. Besides endless hours playing in the beautiful Pacific, junior lifeguards in San Clemente, teaching swimming lessons in the backyard, lifeguarding at community pools and competitive swimming all kept me in the H2O through college. In the later 80’s it was windsurfing, then I got into surfing about 15 years ago, and finally jumped into StandUp Paddling in January of 2010.


I bought my first SUP at a warehouse sale in the first week of 2010 and jumped into my first race a couple of weeks later in San Diego … and I haven’t looked back since!

Stand Up Paddling for everyone

If you are a lover of water, stand up paddling offers unlimited opportunites. The sport/recreational activity is experiencing phenominal growth worldwide as is one of the most versitile and accesible water sports ever. I am so grateful to find a sport where I can be on the water, meet incredible people and be competitive in my mid 50’s. My goal is to be competitive as long as possible and to play a role in helping this sport continue to grow in a positive direction.
… with Aloha, Kristin ( KT, SUPmama )Thomas

Hometown: Laguna Beach, CA

Sponsors: Infinity SUP, Werner Paddles, Allison Race Fins, Cali Paddler

Heroes: Dana Point Harbor

Favorite Discipline: Sup Surfing

Favorite Sup Spot: Dana Point Harbor

Favorite Board: Infinity Blackfish 2017 Production, New Deal Infinity SUP Surf

Favorite Paddle: Werner Bent Shaft


WPA Level 2
PaddleFit CORE



Overall woman winner …
2013 BIC World Champion, San Juan, Puerto Rico
2013 WPA World Champion,
2010, 2016 Another Dam Race, Parker, AZ



Become a Better Paddler

Signup and Get 5 Instant Actionable Tips

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Leave a Comment!


Are You A Pro Athlete?

Take 2 Minutes and Add Your Profile to the Site Today: Click Here

Recommended for you

Standup Journal Is Made Possible By Our Global Partners

Standup Journal Frames and reveres the spirit, fabric and grassroots flavor of standup paddling...Passionately following and writing about this special lifestyle, the culture, and the adventure and lifelong friendships we share.

Copyright © Standup Journal

To Top