Luz Raquel Hernández-Cruz

Hometown: Full nomad

Why I love to SUP and how I discovered it…
I love SUP Yoga and SUP Acro because it forces me to clean my practice. There’s little room for error before I splash! I discovered the practice in Puerto Rico while racing a triathlon. The safety officers were on SUPs and they allowed me to play on one. My brother – my biggest fan – requested a forearm balanced on the board. I thought it was impossible. He didn’t. Thanks to him I balanced upside down on my first attempt. I was instantly hooked.

The body of water you’ll most likely find me on…
Most likely… on a pool while teaching a retreat!

Which boards I’m riding? Which one is my favorite? …
I have the Asana and the Atcha. The Atcha is my favorite. Is is super stable! Plus, I love having the option of throwing it down a river whenever possible.

My next dream paddling adventure is…
Planning on going down to Big Bend in the near future.

What I do when I am not paddling?
Slackline Yoga, AcroYoga, traveling, teaching, working on my computer for way too long or standing on my hands.

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