Another year in the books for Team WND&WVS

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NOBODY has a better time than the team at WND&WVS Surf Shop in Burlington, VT.  From Ali & Rox holding down the retail store, to Kev & Hondo managing the back end of things and Russ – of course – leading the charge with energy, stoke and all things water.


What is WND&WVS?  A surf shop in Vermont.

They started with a sup, wind, kite and surf shop in Burlington, VT.  From there, Team WND&WVS added on that clever Standup for the Lake Sup Race on Lake Champlain.  This stoke fest with a $1000 prize pocket will, on Aug. 4th 2018, become one of the newly formed Paddle League’s regional qualifying events.  The Standup for the Race quickly developed from a one-day event into a waterman’s typhoon festival when Russ began entering any left over paddlers the following day in the Dragon Heart Boat Championships for dragon boat racing.  And they won. The whole championship. Two years in a row now.

Then, came along the Villa Playa Maria, a 9-bedroom luxury private villa right on Maria’s Beach in Rincon, Puerto Rico.  The team’s antics grew and #ChuckWeek was born.  #ChuckWeek is a week long waterman’s boot camp led by GoPro athlete, skier and big wave surfer Chuck Patterson.  For a week every winter, the crew gathers to surf, sup, wind, kite and foil (and snorkel, spearfish and chase albino monkeys) in the waters around Rincon, Puerto Rico.

WND&WVS Burlington Vermont
There is always an adventure on tap with the team at WND&WVS in Burlington, VT. From stand up paddling, to kiteboarding, windsurfing, foiling and surf, these guys (and gals) do it all.

WND&WVS giving back within the community

After the devastation of Hurricanes Irma & Maria, the team went even farther to launch a GoFundMe campaign for the community of Rincon wherein they raised $35,000 to buy 210 cisterns for the local community.  That’s right – 210 cisterns so people in and around the village of Rincon could have clean, safe drinking water.  Chuck & Russ went down there themselves to install all 210.  It took them a week.

Good enough, right?  But wait, there’s MORE.  Next Russ Scully and team invested in the Burlington Surf Club. The BSC is on the south end of the campus that has held the Blodgett Oven Factory.  With long sandy beach and an expansive shady lawn, the BSC offers a convenience and experience of accessing Lake Champlain that is unmatched. Multiple post and beam storage barns are on site to house an extensive line-up of top of the line equipment for paddlers and windsurfers of all levels.  Guests may come for the day and/or purchase season passes to this prime time beach  front along Lake Champlain’s beautiful shoreline.  Open in June 2018!  Get lined up.

So, here’s the recap video (above) of Team WND&WVS 2017 spring, summer, fall and winter season.  Keep your eye on them.  If you can.




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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.