Jason Latham “King of Stoke” celebrates his ocean playground in sup surf video “904 Sup”

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Ke Nalu and Jimmy Lewis team rider Jason Latham, aka “JLay” is a man of heart and substance. In this video, “904 SUP” produced by Dasher Films, see how JLay interacts with his world, his tribe and, most importantly, the ocean.

JLay is a dynamic force in the water and powerful sup surfer for the Jimmy Lewis brand.  Born in Samoa and raised in Georgia, Jay’s travels have taken him to all areas of the globe, including a return trip to Samoa for a few years after high school and, more recently, the Canary Islands, only to return him home again and connect with the waters he loves best.

Standup for the Environment:  Jason Latham’s latest vid takes a stand for clean water.

JLay’s video fits nicely into our newly introduced platform:  Standup for the Environment wherein we seek to highlight the men, women & brands that are taking a stand to become a part of the education and preservation of what we all consider precious, our world’s water.

As we get older, we become shepherds of the ocean. We’ve need to take care of the ocean. We’ve got to leave this legacy for our kids. We’ve got to leave it better than we found it. That’s what’s important .”  – J.D. Motes from “904 SUP” by Dasher Films

Jason’s sense of fun in the water is apparent in these frames and his partner in crime, J.D. Motes, is an ageless lover of surf.  Together, they light up the screen and create a short film that inspires us to get out there and witness the beauty and joy the ocean has to offer.

Aloha JLay & JD!  Thanks for keeping it real.  We, at Standup Journal online, salute you!

 

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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.