Benoit Carpentier SUP surfs Gran Canaria dream

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Dream a little. Benoit Carpentier shows a little magic from his recent foray to Gran Canaria on the final stop of the APP World Tour in December.  See the Canary Island chain’s incredible surf and Benoit’s smooth turns and style on Las Palmas de Gran Canaria’s reeling right hand break El Loret in the video below.

Benoit Carpentier’s Gran Canaria dream

Benoit Carpentier, born 02/15/1996, is a multi watersport athlete achieving championship status in the realm of stand up paddle surfing and longboarding.  Named European Junior Longboard Champion in 2014, Benoit began to blaze a trail of his own making.

He became a renowned SUP Surfer in France.  In 2017, Benoit reclaimed his European title, this time as European champ of stand up paddle surfing.  Later that year, he went on to become a Bronze medalist in the World Championships of stand up paddle surfing.

His star continues to rise today as we recently saw in Gran Canaria on the final stop of the 2018 APP World Surfing Tour. Benoit put on a showcase of style and skill earning him a seat among the top competitors in the world.


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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 . 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.