Take a Wild Lobster Ride – Happy Solstice!

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They say on the solstice, it’s good to keep your spirits rising. It brings you abundance and more of the happiness you generate on the solstice itself. So, what do you want to do to celebrate this longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere?

Check out this guy. He’s got it dialed.

Whitewater daredevil Rafa Ortiz takes on waterfall on board inflatable crustacean.

Rafa Ortiz has a penchant for throwing himself down white water rapids and waterfalls, however this time he’s done it in style… on an inflatable lobster.


The blow-up crustacean is something you’d more likely find in a Hamptons swimming pool, but Ortiz decided to use it to take himself head first down Langosta Falls, holding on to his inflatable friend even throughout his landing.

Send your Summer Solstice paddling photos in to us here Standup Journal online.  We’d love to celebrate with you!  Email me at:  evelyn@standupjournal.com

Rock ON, Rafa!  Time to rethink those pool toys 😉

 

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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.