KeNalu’s Jason Latham tearing it up surf sup style in North Florida

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We are huge Jason Latham fans here at Standup Journal online. JLay is talented, enthusiastic and a performance stand up paddle athlete. We are honored to house his athlete’s profile on our digital hub and share his stoke online with you here. Check out the latest Jason Latham video from Dasher films on JLay’s surf dreams in North Florida.

Modern Day Performance and Ancestral Roots:  Jason Latham has it ALL

KeNalu Paddles and Jimmy Lewis team rider Jason Latham is a stoke fest on water.  He is from Georgia and spends most of his time in the waters of Northern Florida when he’s not training on Maui and other far off islands like the Canaries.

JLay’s love for stand up paddle surfing he credits with his Samoan roots.  He says,

“I sometimes think about my Polynesian ancestors and how they utilized the paddles on their traditional canoes, and stories and evidence (such as the Duke) of SUP may have been in the culture long before it became popular today. I honestly get the feeling that SUP was my calling.”

How can you not appreciate the wisdom and depth of a team rider who feels his performance connects back to his heritage & roots?  We salute you, JLay and wish you an awesome 2017 sup season in the year ahead.

Charles Dasher films Jason Latham North Florida
Charles Dasher of Dasher Films highlighting local athletes like Jason Latham and sharing the stoke in North Florida

JLay’s video capture by Dasher Films

Dasher is a Florida based film maker who travels internationally capturing people doing the sports they love. With the unique perspective he has developed, Dasher collaborates with clients to help bring their stories to life.  You can check out more of Dasher’s work on his website www.dasherfilms.com.

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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.