Noelani Sach

I’m a 19 years-old watergirl. At the age of 4 I started with ballet until I became thrilled by watersports in the age of 12 so now Windsurfing, SUP racing and SUP surfing are dominating my hobbies. In my first race season, 2012, I won the German SUP Championship Long Distance title (12´6´´/woman), and the...
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I grew up surfing and diving in the South China Sea, waterskiing and wake boarding in Lake Tahoe, and running with lava rocks under the crystal blue waters of Hawaii. I am a Stand Up Paddle board racer, SUP Surfer, Certified Paddle Fit Coach, an ASI & WPA SUP Instructor, Lifeguard and pretty much an...
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Dan Gavere Athlete Profile
Dan Gavere is an Oregon-based multi-sport athlete who continues to evolve as he now is considered a pioneer in the sport of SUP Whitewater. Dan finds it hard to get much done in his hometown of Hood river Oregon where the distractions are plentiful. From charging local class 5 rapids on his SUP to ripping...
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Joshua Hall Sup Athlete Profile
Joshua has been paddling and teaching for over 20 years for Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission, an American Canoe Association Pro School, where her serves as the agencies Outdoor Program Manager. Joshua is most happy when he is teaching in the outdoors and sharing his knowledge with both youth and adult. His Coaching adventures...
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Jules Gismondi
Born and raised in Buenos Aires , Argentina, I grew up sculling and kayaking from a young age. My passion for the water and the lifestyle came with me when I moved to New York City in early 2005. It was in the Big Apple where I dove in head first in the watersports industry...
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Jimmy Blakeney is a veteran of the outdoor & action sports industries with over 25 years of experience in all facets of the business. For the past six years Blakeney has spearheaded BIC Sport’s product and marketing efforts in the Stand Up Paddle category, helping grow the business more than 400% by co-developing award-winning products...
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I was born in Cincinnati, Ohio moved to Florida when I was 10 and made home Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island. I learned to surf on the island and became hooked by the sea and it’s waves. I started with a shortboard and after several years as a pro/am I fell into the challenge of...
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Growing up in Pompano Beach FL where the weather was always warm and the beach was right down the block from my house. I learn a lot about being a waterman at a young age. I later moved to Long Island NY where perused surfing as much as I could, but it was hard because...
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I know I know…I started surfing in the mid 60’s and feel like I have become a well-seasoned waterman, in addition to being a lifelong industry sales rep who has worked with core surf / sup shops for over three decades. I consistently ride and travel on the road with short boards, long boards and...
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I grew up on the gulf coast of Florida, so as a kid I was always frothing at the chance to surf when the gulf coast rarely produced rideable waves. Being a surfer in the gulf coast of Florida it was very difficult because there sometimes are months between swells so I eventually found my...
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It’s all about the water … My life in the water began when I moved to coastal Southern California, at age four. Besides endless hours playing in the beautiful Pacific, junior lifeguards in San Clemente, teaching swimming lessons in the backyard, lifeguarding at community pools and competitive swimming all kept me in the H2O through...
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I began surfing along the Jersey Shore as a child in the early 70’s. Little did I know that 45 years later I’d still be doing it. About ten years ago I took my first paddling strokes on a stand up paddle board and I’ve been hooked ever since. The paddle board lets you appreciate...
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Travis Hayes
I grew up in the small southern Maine coastal town of Falmouth. Reared in the drafty rooms of a 1730 colonial farm house, I was a child descended from Mayflower Pilgrims. We had a small wood stove and horse hair insulated walls; the lights would inexplicably turn off and on in the cold night, and...
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I grew up in the French Alps far from my favorite watery playground. As a child, my mother was always very passionate about windsurfing and she taught me how at a very young age. I loved windsurfing, but I soon grew tired of waiting around for the wind. In 2010 I discovered sup and was...
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zane Schweitzer
Zane Kekoa Schweitzer was born a waterman. He has been surfing since he could walk, windsurfing since he was 9, and stand up paddling since he was 13. He has pioneered and progressed the Sport of standup paddling for about a decade, ranking as one of the top athletes in the fastest growing Water Sport...
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Emilio Castro
Hi my name is Emilio and I was born and raised on the Peruvians Coast, just south of Lima . I fell in love with the ocean and mother nature when I was a little child, I started body surfing at 7, body boarding at 9, surfing at 11, and standup paddling at 39! Living...
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Part photographer, part adventurer, full-time good times kind of guy. Growing up in southern Ontario and being surrounded by lakes and rivers had a big impact on John’s life. Water sports were a staple rather it was water skiing, windsurfing, competitive swimming or water polo. Everything changed when he was introduced to whitewater kayaking at...
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I’m Paul Clark, SUPPAUL, aka the “duffle bag paddle boarder.” My background is long distance backpacking, sea kayaking guiding, and backcountry skiing. I have thru-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail and celebrate the fact that I spent 83 days one winter camped in a snow cave in the Sierras then followed by 4 months in a...
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Alex Mauer
When I was 12 my dad gave me a boogie board. He told me to go play in the river next to his apartment. I have been playing in the water ever since. I helped pioneer the river surfing scene in Colorado. I transitioned easily into stand up paddle and have been pioneering the race...
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My background is in windsurfing, which lead to editing WindSurfing magazine and, more recently, Islands travel magazine. I now work for Big Winds Hood River, helping their awesome crew with all things marketing. I love SUP surfing the Oregon coast, and downwind runs on the Columbia River.
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Evelyn O’Doherty is a seasoned stand up paddler and a year round surfer from the East End of Long Island. As a competitive athlete, Ev travels the eastern seaboard participating in stand up paddle races in from Puerto Rico to Vermont in lengths anywhere from 6 to 24 miles. Her former background as a middle...
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