Sweet Shot! Donica’s got a Style all her OWN

Donica Shouse is a Starboard Dream Team rider from the Big Island in Hawaii
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Check out Donica Shouse, a SUP-erette frequently featured on the print side of our equation, dropping in on her 8’6 Starboard Nut on The Rock on the Big Island.

Donica Shouse Starboard Nut Paddle Hawaii
Donica finding her turns and burns on a beauty from the Big Island. Photo by: Abraham Shouse

Sometimes you FEEL like a Nut:  Starboard Nut 8’6

 “I love the cruisie long board feel of the nut shapes. I’m constantly amazed at how easy Starboards ride.”   – Donica Shouse

Donica Shouse of Paddle Hawaii rips.  We’ve known that for years.  What we love about this picture is the way she’s set that 8’6 Starboard Nut up on it’s rail to create that carve, her back foot weighted, knee bent to get maximum leverage off the tail.  Plus, Donica’s got a sense of style makes this a pic and wave to remember.  Yup, she’s a waterwoman and a handy one at that.

Donica is currently on Maui with the rest of the Starboard Dream Team for their first 2017 photoshoot.  Who wouldn’t want to play with that gang?

We salute you, Donica!  Thanks for making us gals stand OUT too 😉





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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.