David Ellerstein

David Ellerstein


Jackson, Wyoming

Favorite Hala board

Carbon Nass

How many years have you been SUPing?

8 years

Which SUP discipline(s) can we find you competing in this year?

Whitewater Racing

Tell us a little bit about yourself

I am a lifelong river rat and river guide, and owner of Jackson Hole Anglers, a fly-fishing outfitter in Western Wyoming. I started my paddling passion canoeing the lakes and rivers of Northern Ontario and have since spent a lifetime guiding on a variety of rivers throughout North America including the Snake River, Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, the Arkansas River, the Green River, and so many more by raft, canoe, drift boat, and paddleboard. In addition to guiding rivers I spend my winters as a ski instructor in Jackson Hole and my off seasons doing as many multi-day river trips as I can get on.

I started SUPing in 2016 and instantly fell in love. The quiet simplicity of the sport has me out paddling for fun and fitness as much as possible. In 2019 I entered my first race at the Wyoming Whitewater Championships and took 1st place in the SUP division! I am now the 3 time defending champion and hope to race again this spring! Hala has a huge array of boards that match my huge array of paddling interests.