Fanatic is happy to announce that a new rider joins the International SUP team. Australian young gun Jake Jensen extends the racing team around riders like Chase Kosterlitz, Olivia Piana, Belar Diaz, Arthur Arutkin as well as Angela & Paul Jackson. 18 years young, Jake Jensen is one of the most promising race talents at the moment and will be a great addition to the existing team.
“I am super stoked to be part of the Fanatic team. The fact that I’ll be training with some of the best racers worldwide is really exciting. Additionally Fanatic provides awesome and innovative boards and I am sure with this extremely professional team I’ll be able to push myself right to the top!”
Craig Gertenbach, Fanatic Brand Manager:
“I am very happy to have Jake onboard, we have been watching his results closely and he has amazing potential, Jake is also the perfect training and testing partner for Paul Jackson, so he will be fully integrated into our team setup. Can’t wait to see him perform in the first races for Fanatic. Welcome to the team Jake!”
Name: Jake Jensen
Favourite discipline: Downwind and BOP
– 1st Lost Mills 4km course 2013
– 1st Race To Victory California 2012
– 1st NZ Championships
– 6th World Ranking 2012
Favourite spot: Right here at home on the Gold Coast,
nothing beats Australia.
Favourite Fanatic board: Falcon.
How I started SUP: My uncle bought a surf SUP when they first started hitting the stores in AUS and he kept raving about it, so I gave it a try and well here I am now.
Best SUP day in my life: SUP surfing perfect 12ft sunset on Oahu with a few mates.
Other sponsors besides Fanatic: ION
My Goals: To continue training and having fun in the sport for as long as I can and climb to the top.
My Slogan: In order to excel at something you must enough every aspect of it.
INTERVIEW WITH JAKE JENSEN
Great to have you in our Fanatic SUP International Team! What made you ride Fanatic?
Just the great attitude that all the team riders and everyone with fanatic has and the great board designs that you guys keep coming up with.
Tell us a bit about yourself and how you got into Stand Up Paddling?
Well I’m 18 and live on the beautiful east coast of Australia. I’m currently working as a life guard so everything I do is based around the ocean and has been since I can remember. Name any water sport and I bet I’ve tried it but SUP definitely plays the biggest role in my life.
Did you get a chance to try any of our boards yet and what do you think?
Yes I have been testing the new 2014 race board with Paul Jackson lately and fanatic have definitely hit the nail on the head with this board, unbelievable down wind, effortless through the surf and still matching it with the flat water specific boards on the market.
What do you think about being in the same team like Paul & Angela Jackson?
I’ve been training and travelling with Paul and Angie for a few years now so finally being on the same team and being able to collaborate ideas will be great.
You recently have been to Europe doing some events there, how was that for you?
Yer it was great experience it was a pitty it was raining almost everyday but I still had fun and got some great results. Every trip is always good fun when your travelling with the Aussie crew. Ill definitely be heading back but maybe after I check the weather forecast.
Which upcoming events are you planning to do?
At the moment it looks like everything is in the US, my next race will be on Lake Tahoe in August then to the Gorge and onto Chicago before the Battle at Dana Point.