Ben Staley

Hometown : Olathe, KS

Why I love to SUP and how I discovered it…
I love the solitude and the connection you make with the space around you on the water. I enjoy it all, whitewater paddling, downwinding and flat water. The ocean brought me into the SUP world in 2009 and I currently love exploring new rivers sections and multi day SUP touring spots.

The body of water you’ll most likely find me on.
-Blue River, Colorado
Which boards I’m riding? Which one is my favorite? …
-Hala Atcha 86 – Challenging rapids to down river surfing the 86 does it all.
– Hala Playa
– Hala Radito
– Hala Straight Up

My next dream paddling adventure is…
– Pac NW rivers through Idaho, Oregon and Washington.
– Apostle Islands National Lakeshore – WI
– Always, the ever elusive Colorado River – Grand Canyon, AZ

What I do when I am not paddling?
• Backcountry skiing
• Climbing
• Backpacking

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