Hometown: Rincon, Puerto Rico / Accord, NY
Why I love to SUP and how I discovered it: I love anything that plays with balance especially if it is outdoors and on the water, even better. My introduction to SUP came a bit fast and furious (literally) as I had just arrived at the New River Gorge in West Virginia and my friend asked me right away if I wanted to SUP the Upper New (class 3+) and raft the Lower New that afternoon.
I had never SUPed whitewater before and upon telling her this her answer was “you surf, you’ll totally be fine”. Well a good challenge is always fun and I had an absolute blast learning quickly how to navigate whitewater & drop to my knees. It was not really like surfing at all but I was totally hooked and had a blast!!
The body of water you’ll most likely find me on… crystal clear flat water spots over beautiful reefs here in PR or whitewater & some big lakes back home in the States
Which boards I’m riding? Hala Atcha 8’6” & 9’6” and Yoga Asana
Which one is my favorite? … I love the maneuverability of the 8’6” in more technical bodies of water and the Yoga Asana board is awesome for flat water yoga & AcroYoga sessions!
My next dream paddling adventure is… Spring whitewater adventures in Upstate NY!
What I do when I am not paddling? Surf, climb, mountain bike, slackline, yoga, acroyoga, gardening and putting together and leading adventure retreats with Redefining Balance
Instagram: @adicarter @redefiningbalance