GIVE A ‘HOWDY’ TO STANDUP JOURNAL’S NEWEST TEAM MEMBER – Online Editor Evelyn O’Doherty

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Our First-Ever ONLINE EDITOR, Evelyn O’Doherty, is a HARD CORE sup racer/surfer/yoga instructor and journalist

Celebrating a LOVE of water life, Ev's STOKE is sure to fire UP our readers online!
ON the water and OFF, Ev’s STOKE is what fires people UP!

“The universe tilted,” when she learned to surf!
We are overjoyed to have hit the mother load of all-around sup stoke and goodness by bringing on Evelyn O’Doherty of Long Island, New York to the team. A former school teacher gone rogue, Ev caught her first wave at the age of 36! “That’s when the universe tilted,” she recalls, and the surfing bug bit her hard.

Evelyn’s once fast-track career as a public school teacher fell by the wayside as she began chasing waves across Long Island and around the globe. Today she is a happy year-round surfer, paddleboarder and yoga teacher on the East End of Long Island. She runs her own sup business, teaches in an after-school program and is high profile leader in local water-based fundraising efforts in the Hamptons! Giving BACK is her way of staying SANE.

“Her first race was supposed to be a leisurely paddle …[but!] that turned into a competitive sprint”
and a standup racer was born!

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Evelyn’s mega-stoke comes from being a standout paddler on the North American racing circuit. Her first ‘race’ was supposed to be a leisurely paddle to raise funds for important women’s issues that turned into a competitive sprint with another local gal and she was hooked! Today, Ev travels the US and abroad to 10-12 sup races every year, offering progressive paddling clinics and hosting multiple retreats for sup, surfing and yoga. She is passionate about teaching sup, empowering others and the positive growth of the sport. She is also a clear, loud voice for the preservation of our natural resources (especially clean water!) that make paddling so special. Evelyn’s broad perspective of the waterways, surf culture and local East End Montauk-area community give her a unique qualification to maintain our magazine’s grassroots, “start local” approach.

 

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Send Evelyn Your Stories & Photos Today!
As our website’s editorial content director, Evelyn brings 12-plus years of collaborating, writing and editing experience to her work. Beyond her years as a teacher, she is an accomplished journalist who has published features in a variety of print mags and online, adeptly covering subjects ranging from winter sup paddling to cross-training techniques that help keep the rust off during the off season.

Evelyn lives by the water with her husband Kevin and their two cats, Maya & Albert. She is a die-hard year-round surfer and paddler. She loves rattling around in her ‘87 Ford Ranger, surfboards hanging out the back, coffee and a muffin in hand to surf at Ditch Plains. She finds her inspiration through meditative walks on the beach. In the off-season, she travels extensively mainly to host multiple retreats and create dynamic, new experiences for others on the water. Her love and commitment to the written word combined with her endless optimism on the subject of paddleboarding make her a dynamic force—a welcomed addition to StandupJournal.com.

“EO” is stoked to connect with paddlers from all over the world, to “ferret out stories and nuggets of wisdom to amplify the ways that we standup paddlers create a positive impact in our world today.”

So what are you waiting for? Email your killer sup story/photo packages today: evelyn@standupjournal.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.