Why I love to SUP and how I discovered it…
I have been a board sports junky my entire life, SUP has been the next progression from skateboarding, snowboarding and surfing. SUP gives the paddler a unique perspective whether you’re coming down the river, ocean surfing or touring in the Carribean.
The body of water you’ll most likely find me on…
My ultimate joy on a SUP board is river surfing. I surf at the Montrose, CO whitewater park year around. If Glenwood Springs or Big Sur have high water you can find me surfing there.
Which boards I’m riding? Which one is my favorite? …
For river surfing the redesigned Hala Peno and new for 2017 Hala MiliGram are my go to boards. The new Hala Peno is a revolutionary and responsive inflatable surf board in an ocean of underwhelming inflatable surfers. For whitewater I love my Hala Luya for it’s stability and surfy feel.
My next dream paddling adventure is…
I’m planning a trip to Nicaragua to do the 1st (and probably last due to a proposed dam) SUP decent of the Rio Grande de Matagalpa with Hala team member Sam Mauldin. We’ll be paddling through 150 miles of Nicaraguan jungle to reach the Carribean, documenting the lives of indigenous peoples along the way.
What I do when I am not paddling?
When I’m not paddling I’ll be rock climbing in Indian Creek, snowboarding at Powderhorn, fussing with my latest batch of home brewed wine or playing with my pup.
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