Ashley Bean

Hometown: Carbondale, CO
Why I love to SUP and how I discovered it…

I found SUP on my first river trip, when I hopped on to “try” one and pretty much wouldn’t give it back to its rightful owner for the rest of the trip. It felt a bit like skiing—linear, fast, cold, and exhilarating. SUP is so liberating—you can check out side channels, pull over at tiny beaches, go take a closer look at that crazy rock—without any issues. Also, the truth about me is, I love being fit, but I hate going to the gym. Paddleboarding gets me working out, which I need to do to all summer stay conditioned for my winter job.

 

The body of water you’ll most likely find me on…

You’re most likely to find me on the Roaring Fork River or the Colorado River.

 

Which boards I’m riding? Which one is my favorite?…

I ride a lot of Hala boards! The Playa, the Atcha 86, the Atcha, the Straight Up, and the Peno.

 

My next dream paddling adventure is…

My dream paddling adventure? Takes place on a beautiful and unthreatened river. Beautiful weather abounds, and there are no forgotten items, no fire bans, no injuries, no bad swims, no worries.

 

What I do when I am not paddling?

When I am not paddling I am ski patrolling at Aspen Snowmass.

 

Social Media:
Facebook: Ashley Bean
Instagram: @down_river_bean

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