Sweet Shot! Always paddle back out …

Naish Charlotte Piho Bronte Beach Australia photo Rosie English
Charlotte Piho Bronte Beach Australia photo Rosie English
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Charlotte Piho is one of those women who charge. From leading stand up paddling retreats  around the world including her home in the Cook Islands, to shredding incredible waves across the globe, this Naish Sup team rider rips.

Naish Charlotte Piho Bronte Beach Australia photo Rosie English
Charlotte seeking sanctuary in the big surf off Bronte Beach in Australia.  Photo by:  Rosie English

Charlotte Bronte:  A Woman to Admire

Charlotte Piho has a full & courageous heart. She is a woman who challenges herself both in and out of the ocean. In this photo, captured by Rosie English, Charlotte paddles back out to catch one more off of Bronte Beach in Australia.  Charlotte’s stoke is fully-charged, and her sense of aloha is real & committed.  Meet a woman who has her priorities straight, is not afraid of her inner strength and shares a vibrant love of the natural world wherever she goes.

“I like it when the waves are big…you can hear the ocean. It humbles you and without even trying puts you into a meditative state where you can’t hear or think of anything but the waves.”

Charlotte spends her time leading Sup Yoga retreats around the world, leading teacher trainings and – of course – chasing big surf from Tahiti to her home break off Bondi Beach, Australia.

Standup Journal is proud to be in association with great women like Charlotte, who are leading the charge in the sup world for women.  It is because of people like her that we’ve developed our #StandupforWomen campaign and created our online FORUM where women who paddle can come together to talk, share and connect on standup paddling & life experiences.  We celebrate YOU, Charlotte and are grateful for your contributions here at SJ online!

You can follow Charlotte’s journey on Instagram @charlottepiho  OR on Facebook:  Charlotte Danziel Phiho

“No matter what you’re going through in life dig deep inside of you and persevere. By becoming more and more positive, more and more joyful, by lifting you, you uplift all those around you.” – Charlotte Piho



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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.