Sup Surfing for Beginners – a video tutorial from Paddle Barbados

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Jason Cole of Paddle Barbados has a knack for reading the mind of a beginner sup surfer and telling him/her what to do at the right moment. He is articulate, skilled and a true gentleman. Here’s his quick sup surfing video for beginners to help you get out in the surf and begin riding a few waves.

How To Sup Surf:  a video for Beginners with Paddle Barbados

Jason and his wife Sarah own/run a stand up paddle board concession on Carlisle Bay in Barbados called Paddle Barbados.  They offer skilled instruction for flat water, surf and downwind sup experiences. They also rent paddle boards from Pebble Beach and are incredible hosts.  Together, they are filled with local knowledge and experience to make your stay in Barbados a sup-er fun adventure!

For more information, or to reach out to Sarah and Jason, go to their website: or email them at

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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 . 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.