Jim Callen

Jim Callen


Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Favorite Hala board

Atcha 96

How many years have you been SUPing?

14 years

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.