Hometown: Breckenridge, CO
Why I love to SUP and how I discovered it…
I have always loved the water. Ocean, rivers, hot springs. Living in Colorado since age 22 and being a professional skier, my vacations and activities mostly focused on snow. When my profession was no longer season dependent, I was able to weave water back into my life. A self-proclaimed “boater on leave” since my early 30’s (kayaker gone scared), SUP gently welcomed me back to the water with a smile and lots of laughs. It was accessible, it got me out on the water after my long hiatus, and it was fun!!!
Rachel Brathen’s Sup Yoga Class on Lake Dillon (May 2013) was my first introduction to SUP and SUP YOGA…It was love at first sight. I was hooked and inspired to share this budding sport with EVERYONE!!! That same weekend, I met fellow Hala Ambassador Julie Circo, and we started scheming about bringing Sup Yoga to Summit. Hala has been the main board provider for our Sup Yoga Program through Meta Yoga Studios ever since.
The body of water you’ll most likely find me on…
Lake Dillon for dawn-patrol paddles and the Colorado State Bridge area for some river fun.
Which boards I’m riding? Which one is my favorite? …
I am currently bounce between the Asana for SUP YOGA and Lake Paddling and the Atcha 9’6, stable enough for SUP YOGA, but playful enough for the rivers.
My next dream paddling adventure is…
For me it’s just getting time on the rivers locally in Colorado putting more time in exploring my backyard: Upper C, Glenwood area, Salida and Buena Vista.
What I do when I am not paddling?
When I’m not paddling, I’m riding my mountain bike, playing in the garden or hanging out with our cats and chickens.
Instagram: @metayoga / @lesliebross