John Jarvis

John Jarvis


Boulder, Colorado

Favorite Hala board

Carbon Straight Up

How many years have you been SUPing?

7 years

Tell us a little bit about yourself

I am a lifelong runner, swimmer, mountain and road biker and somewhat newer stand up paddleboarder who loves being on the water. One of many things I enjoy about Hala boards is the ease of transportation and have paddled ponds, lakes and stretches of ocean across the US on my Hala Carbon Straight Up.

Paddling water is a great way to create a connection with an area and the local paddling community is always welcoming and happy to share favorite spots that shouldn't be missed. Stand up paddle boarding is also a key part of my workout plan as an active way to work on core strength, balance and aerobic fitness. I compete in SUP races and triathlons, some with SUP legs in place of swimming and appreciate the stability and glide of Hala boards in these events.