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

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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!

 

About the author

Evelyn O'Doherty is a standup paddle racer, surfer and yoga teacher from the East End of Long Island in New York. Her passion for watersports drew her to leave a teaching career to pursue her athletic endeavors as a sup instructor, racing coach, sup racer, and now, as online editor for Standup Journal. Evelyn lives in East Hampton NY in the Springs area where she has daily access to the water to train and teach. 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.

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