Jason Latham finds some ‘hang time’ with Jimmy Lewis’ Super Tech!

Jimmy Lewis team rider Jason Latham on his Super Tech performance surf sup
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Jimmy Lewis team rider, Jason Latham taking some time off (the lip!) on his 7’5 Jimmy Lewis Carbon Super Tech.

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Jason Latham turns his performance board by Jimmy Lewis into a hover craft in his southeast championship season last year.  Photo by:  Jim Mowatt

Jason Latham is a sponsored team rider for Jimmy Lewis boards and Ke Nalu paddles.  He prides himself in being the first and only professional sup surfer from the great state of Georgia!  As a waterman, Jason is committed to his relationship to water sports through his work as an instructor and sup coach at Paddle and Putt on St. Simon Island as well as his work as an Environmental Consultant specializing in wetlands delineation.

JLay’s energy, like his surfing, is contagious.  He gives a shout out to his mom for his Samoan roots as his commitment to surfing really took off when he spent three years after high school in Samoa connecting with it’s culture, language, traditions … and surf.

“I had world-class waves oftentimes all by myself and I progressed very fast in the shallow reef breaks and raw Pacific power.”  – Jason Latham

Featured here, Jason is riding his 7’5″ Carbon Super Tech by Jimmy Lewis. The Super Tech is for experienced riders who want the most performance out of their sup surfing game. This is Jason’s go-to board for competition and he achieved great results last season riding it!

Jason Latham 2016:
1st Place Florida State Watermans Challenge, Open SUP Shortboard
1st Place Hutchinson Island Pro, Open SUP
2nd Place ESSC (Eastern SUP Surfing Circuit Stop #1) Open SUP

Let’s all bring a little JLay into our day and reconnect with those aquatic roots 😉  Thanks for the inspiration, Jimmy Lewis!


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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.