10 Years a Sport is almost GONE! Read UP on local sup pioneers before issue is removed from newsstands!

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Looky looky who I found on the pioneer pages of Standup Journal’s Celebrating 10 Years a Sport (Fall 2016) issue:  Hamptons’ pioneer Gina Bradley!

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he Pioneers of Sup section in the Celebrating 10 Years a Sport issue has nuggets of wisdom from so many of our paddling world’s front runners. Thanks to them WE HAVE a sport!

“I recall folks from shore yelling out to me to ask the name of the sport I was doing.”  – Gina Bradley

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Gina, aka The Paddle Diva, has been an integral part of the Hamptons sup scene since it’s inception.  Between her and folks like Lars of Main Beach Surf & Sport, they helped introduce the sport to the Hamptons, NY region.  Gina, from the beginning, has made it her primary focus to bring more women to standup paddleboarding and to introduce them to the freedom of being out on the water on their board.  With a background in windsurfing and sailing, this diva has great experience, plenty of energy and the ability to talk to strangers like they’re her best friends.   Over time, she’s grown Paddle Diva to include regular paddling classes  & tours, a full time summer staff, multiple locations and, my favorite, a hub in Rincon PR.

We salute you, Gina Bradley for ALL you’ve done to make this great sport EVEN GREATER!

 

Pick up a copy of the Celebrating 10 Years a Sport TODAY at your local retailer before this issue (Fall2016) is gone forever!

For more information on Standup Paddling’s Pioneer Women, check out this article on Maui waterwoman Suzy Cooney.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Evelyn O’Doherty
Evelyn O'Doherty, owner & publisher of the new Standup Journal 2.0, worked her way up the ranks in the world of stand up paddling. A former surfer gone rogue, Evelyn stepped onto a SUP for the first time in 2009 when a plaguing neck injury kept her out of the water from surfing. Discovering the core benefits and expanded perspective on the water that stand up paddling brings, Ev immediately was hooked. She became a strong SUP racer in the North East and a year-round SUP surfer, gathering multiple top brand sponsorships including becoming a team rider for Starboard SUP and a national ambassador for Kialoa, as well as celebrating all aspects of the sport with additional brand ambassadorships including lululemon athletica, Clif Bar, Cobian, Kaenon & Indo Board. Her love of watersports and commitment to advocacy in preserving our marine environments led to a short film made with The Nature Conservancy as part of their Clean Water initiatives on Long Island, NY, called "A New Perspective". Evelyn just keeps paddling. Today, she's stepped up to take over the helm at Standup Journal after having worked for the magazine for 2 years as senior online editor. Her dedication and belief in the power of print to immerse readers in the watersports they love even if they don't have access to the water in a daily existence plus a powerful desire to spotlight the amazing people doing rad sh*t on the water is what drives her vision for Standup Journal 2.0. Evelyn welcomes the conversation about how to make the magazine benefit as many people as possible and encourages feedback, letters to the editor and communication at editor@standupjournal.com . Now, as owner/publisher for Standup Journal., Evelyn continues to live in East Hampton NY where she has daily access to the water. When the swell is working, you can find her in Montauk rattling around in her Ford Ranger surfboards hanging out the back headed for points East.