Jim Callen

Jim Callen


Glenwood Springs, 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

Tell us a little bit about yourself

Growing up, my family spent a lot of time on the water, so it’s only natural that paddleboarding hooked me from day one. Every day out on the river is an adventure, and I love nothing more than to paddle and play in big, techy water. Fun fact: when everything shut down in March 2020, I was paddling the Upper Salt at 8,500 cfs!

I took up whitewater racing a few years ago, so to be part of the Hala Team is pretty much a dream come true! Whether it’s competing in SUP Cross, charging class 4/5 whitewater, and everything in between, paddling a Hala SUP is my happy place. I consider myself so fortunate I get to share it with my wife, my friends, and all the cool people I meet on the water.