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

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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 😉

 

 

 

 

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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