Sweet Shot! GoPro catches perfect barrel at Santa Monica Pier!

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Maggie Adams GoPro shot at Santa Monica Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival
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Maggie Adams knows how to go for it.  Even in bumpy, choppy conditions she was pushing the boundaries and maneuvering her board through some serious slop at the Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival last weekend.  Her GoPro proves it.

Maggie Adams GoPro Santa Monica Paddleboard Race Ocean Festival
Every picture tells a story. Maggie Adams in the barrel on this GoPro shot of the century last weekend at the Santa Monica Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival in CA.

Perfect Barrel!  GoPro snaps a magnificent moment for Maggie Adams

Maggie, owner and CEO of her own paddleboard lesson company Blue Paddle Sup, didn’t hesitate to take a chance and make her move in last weekend’s Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival at the Santa Monica Pier.

As we know, sometimes things don’t always go as planned.

Her GoPro caught this epic shot of the nose of her board pearling, and due to the lens’ effects, making a perfect barrel for Maggie to slide through on her way back to the beach.  Way to go, Maggie!  We respect EFFORT and this shot tells the truth of that.

If you’re in the Carlsbad area, be sure to look her up at Blue Paddle Sup.  This gal’s got grit and grins to spare!


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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.