Ben Staley

Hometown: I grew up in Kansas but I’m currently in Silverthorne, CO


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, CO


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

Atcha 86 – for sporty whitewater and downriver surfing.

Radito – for burly, big water

Straight Up – for lake cruising and touring


My next dream paddling adventure is:

I hear the rivers of Croatia are ripe for some whitewater SUP, maybe even a few first decents.  


What I do when I am not paddling?

You will find me rock climbing, backcountry skiing, backpacking or just spending time with my family.  


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