Ian Connor

Ian Connor


Lakewood, Colorado

Favorite Hala board

Atcha 96

How many years have you been SUPing?

12 years

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

Whitewater Racing, SUP Cross, Flatwater Racing

Tell us a little bit about yourself

Being out on the water is in my DNA whether it be ocean, river, or flatwater. My passion truly took off around 2018 where I began racing flatwater. From there I branched out to whitewater SUP and river surfing. I became an American Canoe Association (ACA) Level 4 SUP instructor to seal the deal to help teach and share my passion for SUP. Since 2021 I have been traveling to races in my camper van to California and the Midwest. It has become common to make the podium in the races. My favorite thing about traveling to races is connecting with the community and making new paddling friends.

I'm stoked to be a Team Rider for Hala and support a Colorado company that makes gear I believe in. Don't believe me? I had a majority of their boards before joining the team.