Jeremy Culuko

Jeremy Culuko


Chula Vista, California

Favorite Hala board

Carbon Nass-T

How many years have you been SUPing?

10 years

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

Flatwater Racing, Ocean Racing

Tell us a little bit about yourself

I am extremely excited to join HALA for another year as a Team Paddler and contribute to the goal of making inflatable SUPs the future of the sport. I would like to see the expansion of inflatable SUP use in ocean racing events and am honored to partner with HALA to show how much fun racing can be on a quality inflatable. Racing for HALA allows me to share my passion for racing with others while representing a company that shares my values. 

I stepped onto my first Stand-Up Paddleboard in 2014, and SUP has been a major part of my life ever since. I can be found just about every weekend out on the water in Southern California surfing, touring, and racing. Being a competitive person, racing has become a major SUP activity for me. I competed in my first race, the 7th Annual Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle, after only about 3 months on a board and instantly fell in love with the SUP racing community. The supportive and welcoming environment that can be found at events is unlike anything previously experienced. 

I have been racing ever since, tackling large events like the Salt Life Pacific Paddle Games, small local events, and everything in between. I am always ready for a challenge. This year, I look forward to crossing a few more events off my racing bucket list. If you see me at an event, please introduce yourself, and let’s have some fun!