Carol Irving

Carol Irving


Kernville, California

Favorite Hala board

Atcha 96

How many years have you been SUPing?

10 years

Tell us a little bit about yourself

I have always loved spending time in the outdoors, so when I first started seeing SUP on my local waterways, I knew I would love it. Lessons were not easy to find, so I bought an inflatable SUP and watched YouTube videos. Soon after, I found a local SUP community, took lessons, participated in local races, taught SUP Yoga and Pilates classes, and became an ACA certified SUP instructor.

It's hard for me to pick my favorite style of paddle boarding, because I can enjoy a zen moment on an Alpine lake, as well as the fun of paddling with my SUP pup, and the thrill of whitewater. Ultimately, it is the SUP community and sharing the SUP stoke that brings me back to the water.