Standup Journal Contributors

Standup Journal is the world's first and highest quality sup publication that is passionately following and writing about this special lifestyle, the culture, and the adventure and lifelong friendships we share!

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.

Fitness Host for SUP TV, ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, PaddleFit Coach Training Instructor, & Certified Nutrition Coach.

Erik Antonson is the host of the PaddleWoo podcast, and an owner of BlueZoneSUP paddle surf camps. He is passionate about paddle enhanced surfing and practices daily in Costa Rica. “Paddle Enhanced Surfing is the future of surf, folks just don’t know it yet…”

Glenn Dubock, Assoc. Publisher/Photo Editor – Santa Barbara, CAnHis voicemail message at Santa Barbara’s Cottage Hospital says Dubock is the media services coordinator, but that’s just his day job. He is one of the preeminent watersports photographers on the scene today. Growing up in the West Coast surf culture and getting in on the ground floor of the windsurf and kitesurfing boom days, Dubock’s impactful coverage began even before he extensively photographed the ’84 Olympic Games. Glenn’s images depict a deep knowledge of the sport. In 1985 he shot the first cover for California Boardsailor, our mag that would eventually become Wind Tracks. “Dub” is about to celebrate his 30th wedding anniversary with Kathy.

Jonaliza D. Misa is an adventure storyteller who enjoys exploring the great outdoors and sharing stories about these experiences to inspire, give hope and remind people about the magic. She was introduced to standup paddling while celebrating her birthday in the BVIs, immediately fell in love with the sport, and has been an avid paddler since. When not at play, Jonaliza works as a Communications Operative in the public sector because she wants to serve the community.. and something has to fund her adventures! Outside of paddling, Jonaliza can be found working out in a hot studio, making music with her djembe drum, or cozying up to a good book, astrophysics being her subject matter of choice. More about Jonaliza and her adventures at

Brent Allen Outside is based in Carmel by the sea , CA Stand Up Paddle instructor/Guide for the Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary , adventure traveler, lifestyle sport event host/commentator, and ocean advocate.

I live in San Diego, California where I surf, hike and train in between traveling around the world looking for adventure. I got into water sports as a professional kiteboarding and stand up paddle instructor, where I learned to kiteboard in 2005 and began stand up paddling in 2008.nnAfter a collegiate basketball career, I became an avid water sports enthusiast–dedicated to living and promoting an active lifestyle on the water. This passion led me to establish my Florida-based business, Water Monkey in order to promote this lifestyle. In six years of competition I have several championship titles and multiple wins across the United States and around the world. In addition to competition I enjoy writing and traveling to find new and challenging places to paddle, surf, kitesurf and explore.nnI am also the president and founder of the Stand Up Paddle Athletes Association (SUPAA). In January 2014 SUPAA was launched with the mission to help promote excellence in the sport of stand up paddling. In pursuing this mission, SUPAA seeks to establish organizational standards to improve the quality of events and instruction, promote rules to ensure fair competition and endeavor to establish a standard of excellence in all aspects of stand up paddling. For more information visit

Freelance writer, designer and water woman here. I write/blog about food, farming, aquaculture, design, sustainable building, architecture, surfing and stand up paddling. Love to bodysurf, bodyboard, stand up paddle surf, hula hoop and dance. I also love to cook. Why eat power bars, when you can have grilled sardines? My three beautiful babies are now fantastic adults. We also had a billy goat with us for almost two decades. (And lots of cats, dogs and chickens.) My former husband and I started the Hog Island Oyster Co. a growing concern, over three decades ago. Time marches on and life is good for all except for the goat, who died at age 18; pretty old for a goat. Thank you for reading.

Sponsored by Sunova SUP and Kialoa Paddles I grew up in Falmouth Maine, nestled in a house built in the 1740s, the same house in which my mother and her three brothers were raised. I spent the majority of my childhood on the ocean, fishing with my uncles or on adventures with my cousins at our family cottages on Cliff Island and Little Sebago Lake. I caught my first wave in 1995, while attending college at the University of Oregon, Eugene. I moved back to Maine in 2000, and started surfing more regularly with my high school friends. In 2010, I purchased my first stand up paddleboard online, mainly for flat water paddling to keep in shape when the waves were absent. I caught my first wave on a sup several months after and was immediately hooked. I currently live with my wife and daughter in Cape Elizabeth, ME and spend my free time exploring with my family, surfing with friends, and racing my paddle board throughout New England.

Nikki Johnston Beaudoin is the founder of Sea to Sky SUP, Yoga & Fitness and Paddle Into Fitness . She is a certified Paddle Canada SUP Instructor, SUP Yoga & SUP Fitness Instructor, and Certified Canfitpro Personal Trainer based in North Vancouver, British Columbia.

Justin Schaay wishes he was born in the age of discovery, exploring and traveling the world. He grew up along the rugged coast of South Africa enjoying the wonders of the ocean. He now lives in historic Charleston SC, when he’s not teaching or guiding he can be found hanging out with his family or planning his next travel adventure. Justin is one of only a few that have completed South Africa’s Dusi Canoe marathon on a standup paddleboard and also holds the Sup record for Florida’s Everglades Challenge, 300 miles self-supported race from Tampa to Key Largo. He did it in just under 5 days. Check out Justin’s BIC Sport Team Profile

I always wanted to be a surfer but living in Colorado it was a little bit of a challenge. When I was 12 my Dad gave me a body board and told me to play in the river by his house. I saw kayaker surfing little river waves and it clicked. If they can surf in the river so can I! After standing on my first river wave, I started to pioneer the scene in Colorado. Soon after seeing sup, I naturally transitioned. Sup opened up a whole new world. I could surf smaller waves, paddle down river in search of new waves and I could also paddle for fitness. I helped start the racing scene on the front range in Colorado and soon became one of Colorado's fastest paddlers. People always ask when events I want to be known for. I would say spreading the stoke and Aloha of the sport is more important to me than any race or title. I want to be known for how much I love the sport and how much fun I have on a board, racing, surfing, down river or just paddling for fitness and doing yoga poses. I just love to have fun on the water!

Jessica Bellofatto is a momma of three, yoga teacher for 22 years and counting, pioneer of SUP Yoga in the Northeast, SUP racer, triathlete, rabid surfer, doula, self-proclaimed movement junkie and all around lover of life! She owns a yoga studio and standup paddleboard yoga business in East Hampton, NY, but her favorite part of her 'job' is teaching yoga and SUP retreats to beautiful tropical destinations around the globe. A proud ambassador for Boga Yoga paddleboards, Kialoa paddles, Mi Ola Surf bathing suits, Graced By Grit, and Tanya B, you can find her at

Author of what is touted as the SUP Bible: How to Increase Your Standup Paddling Performance, Beginner to Elite · SUP Athlete for Imagine Surf, Kaenon, BLUESMITHS, RAW Elements USA, Indo Board · Worldwide SUP professional and seasoned trainer with a former background in sports orthopedics, specializing in downwind paddling/coaching · Motivational speaker · Ocean mentor · Love downwind paddling · Owner of™ · Delivered over 24 national and international SUP clinics · Love to help people // Suzie Trains Mau

Titus Kodzoman is the founder of Sup Norway ( . Sup Norway is a totally mobile Stand Up Paddling solution providing courses, company events and expeditions in the beauty of the Norwegian fjords, coastline and waterways. Titus is an experienced, serious sup instructor/surfer/freediver/kitesurfer/yachtmaster and an Ex Royal Marine. He is currently training to be an instructor in the ‘Wim Hof method’ of body control in cold environments and swims in Oslofjord throughout the winter.

John Ashley makes his home in the surf town of Imperial Beach, California where he tends his gardens, surfs his brains out and finalizes plans for a stand up paddle mission, on dirtbikes, to Southern Baja's hidden waves.

Chris lives in Squamish British Columbia. Squamish means "Mother of the wind, people of the sacred water in 1st Nations". The past few years Chris Christie has balanced the experience the mountains provide with exploring the waters, rivers and oceans surrounding the West Coast. His hometown is located in the Southern Most Fjord in North America where long standup paddle circuits are always a mental and physical challenge. The strong summer winds give amazing downwind opportunities and the rivers run fast and steep.  The cold surf of Tofino, B.C. gives Chris an incredible variety of paddle sports to explore in Western Canada!  Chris is rarely seen without his camera on his adventures.  He is supported by such top name brands as: Surftech, Kokatat, Ryders Eyewear and Prima Bars. // Check out his work: Chirs Christie Images

Heidi is a freelance photo journalist. Leaving the Melbourne scene and embracing the coastal move she has been reacquainted with her creative self. Armed with a diploma of Freelance Journalism success has been swift and in 2015 she won third place at the Great Australian Beer Festival Beertography awards for her abstract “Hopium”.

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

Erik Logan was named president of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in July 2011, where he spearheads the day-to-day operations for the network.  Under his leadership, OWN has become one of the fastest growing cable networks and most recently scored its highest rated second quarter prime average in network history in its key women 25-54 demo.

OWN has the top four of the top six original scripted series on ad-supported cable (W25-54) and the top four original scripted series on ad-supported cable for African-American women including “Queen Sugar” from award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay, the acclaimed drama “Greenleaf,” and Tyler Perry’s hit shows “The Haves and the Have Nots” and “If Loving You is Wrong.”


The network has developed several popular original unscripted series including the Emmy award-winning “Super Soul Sunday,” as well as the Emmy-nominated and NAACP Image Award-winning “Oprah’s Master Class,” along with other acclaimed series such as “Iyanla: Fix My Life” and “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s.”

Logan also oversees the network’s growing digital division including OWN’s award-winning website and Watch OWN App, as well as the recently launched its first mobile game “Bold Moves.”


Logan joined Winfrey’s original production company Harpo Studios in 2008 as executive vice president before being elevated to president of OWN. 

A veteran radio and media industry executive, Logan was executive vice president, programming and broadcast operations for XM Satellite Radio where he helped build the subscriber base to beyond nine million subscribers, negotiated partnerships and managed day-to-day relationships with major content providers including Major League Baseball, PGA Tour, CNN, Clear Channel Communications and Fox News.


Prior to joining XM, Logan also served as president of programming for Citadel Broadcasting, and served for over a decade at CBS/Infinity Broadcasting in a variety of roles, including vice president of programming.

Logan currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Big Machine Label Group, the Los Angeles Board of Advisors for the Paley Center, and serves on the NAACP Entertainment Industry Board of Advisors.


An avid waterman, Logan also serves on the Board of Directors of USA Surfing, the NGB for the United States Olympic Committee; is co-founder of Shred & Speed, LLC and is co-owner in Nikau Kai Surf x Cafe and Laird Apparel.  

Owner-Operator of Flat Tide which is Oklahoma's first mobile SUP (stand up paddleboard) rental shop. Follow us on our journey to explore urban waterways, sleepy rivers, blissful relaxation, and a new way to stay fit.


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