Name: Davide Sartoni
Hometown: Reno, NV (born in Firenze, Italy)
I was introduced to Stand-up Paddleboarding on the crisp, blue waters of Lake Tahoe. I was captivated from the very first paddle stroke. The feeling of standing and gliding over water, while being able to see through it, was just magical. When I later discovered whitewater SUPing, it literally changed my life. The added challenge of negotiating the river environment while trying to stand through rapids has become my greatest obsession.
The body of water you’ll most likely find me on is a river near you.
I have tried many boards on the Hala fleet. I’m the proud owner of a Hala Nass and a Hala Atcha. I prefer the Nass for flatwater paddling and racing, and the Atcha for riding rivers, tackling whitewater, and surfing river waves.
My next dream paddling adventure is to travel across Western States with my wife, while sampling local whitewater, meeting other SUPers and sharing the stoke for standing on rivers.
When I’m not paddling I’m either working to fund my next paddling adventure, or I’m planning my next paddling adventure.
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