Did You Know? Iran International SUP Team

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Alireza yahyapour Masrouri Iran
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Did you know that Iran hosts an International SUP Team?

Alireza yahyapour Masrouri Iran

Iran International SUP Team

Meet Alireza yahayapour Masrouri, member of the Iranian International SUP Team and paddleboard instructor.  Alireza recently placed No. 6 in the 6km race at the first Asia SUP Championship in China in 2019.

“Time is limited, so don’t waste time living someone else’s life!” – Alireza

President of the I.R. Iran Surfing Association President, Alireza Rostami, said:

“In the short time that the I.R. Iran Surfing Association has been a part of the ISA we have been able to take giant steps in developing and promoting the sports of SUP and Surfing in Iran. I have to give a special thanks to ISA President Fernando Aguerre for his leadership, vision, and tremendous support in helping us to push towards the goals we set when we started on this journey.

Rostami continues, “SUP and Surfing are relatively new sports in Iran, but they are among the fastest growing sports in the country and we think many young people will soon be enjoying them on the lakes, rivers, and sea in Iran.”

Learn more about SUP racing and surfing competitions in Iran at:  @irsurfing.  You can follow Alireza on Instagram @alireza_ypm

Aloha, Alireza!

 

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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.